On Sunday morning, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who recently insinuated that the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was not justified after being briefed on the situation.
Following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview on Thursday, Schiff casted doubt that there was an “imminent” threat posed by Soleimani.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Schiff quoted Pompeo, who said “we don’t know precisely when and we don’t know precisely where” a series of imminent attacks were being plotted by Soleimani.
“I’ve been a member of the Intel Committee for over a decade,” Schiff tweeted. “Been briefed hundreds of times on threats — some imminent, some not.”
“When targeting a top gov’t official for killing: We don’t know precisely when and we don’t know precisely where,” does not constitute ‘imminent,’” Schiff declared.
Senator Ted Cruz leveled Schiff after seeing his tweet and suggested that if the congressmam didn’t hate President Trump so much, he may be able to see just how big of a threat Soleimani was to American lives.
“I was in the classified briefing too,” Cruz replied. “Credible intel that Soleimani was actively planning multiple deadly attacks against US serviceman & civilians in the Middle East in a matter of days…that’s pretty damn imminent.”
“If you didn’t hate Trump so much, this would be easy to admit,” he concluded.
Ted Cruz Levels Adam Schiff
I was in the classified briefing too. Credible intel that Soleimani was actively planning multiple deadly attacks against US serviceman & civilians in the Middle East in a matter of days…that’s pretty damn imminent. If you didn’t hate Trump so much, this would be easy to admit. https://t.co/BLN923qKTR
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 12, 2020
In ending, here is Bill O’Reilly’s take on President Trump’s decision to eliminate Soleimani:
President Trump helped his re-election chances by not acting emotionally in the Iran situation. The USA had every right to kill the terrorist Irainian General who orchestrated attacks on the American Embassy in Baghdad.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) January 9, 2020