Democratic presidential candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iran’s top general in an airstrike, a move that has thrust foreign policy to the forefront of the primary and revived intraparty disputes over military intervention in the Middle East.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the move “’increased the likelihood of more deaths and new Middle East conflict.” Warren, on “Meet the Press” Sunday also called into question the timing of Trump’s decision to kill Gen. Qassem Soleimani, connecting the decision to the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Trump.
“The question is why now?” Warren asked. “Why not a month ago? Why not a month from now? And the administration simply can’t keep its story straight. It points in all different directions.”
“Do you believe that President Trump pulled the pulled the trigger on this operation as a way to distract from impeachment?” NBC host Chuck Todd replied. “Is that what you think?”
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