Jayapal: “Had We Not Have Assassinated General Soleimani… We Would Be In A Safer Place”

Jayapal: “Had We Not Have Assassinated General Soleimani… We Would Be In A Safer Place”
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) complained during a press conference on Wednesday after being briefed on the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Qassem Soleimani.

The Washington congresswoman appeared to defend Iran and also suggested “we are significantly less safe” after eliminating Soleimani.

Last Thursday, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport.

The Commander in Chief ordered the attack that killed the Iranian military mastermind, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said was equally as dangerous as former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Rep. Pramilia Jayapal said on Wednesday after Soleimoni was killed: “The result of that means that we are significantly less safe.” (Continued Below)

“Because had we stayed in the Iran Deal, had we not put forward a maximum pressure strategy, had we not assassinated General Soleimoni on false claims that somehow the 2002 AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) covered this, we would be in a safer place. And yet today, we stand on the brink of war,” Jayapal claimed.

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Jayapal further insisted: “President Trump recklessly assassinated Qasem Soleimani. He had no evidence of an imminent threat or attack. And we say that coming from a classified briefing where, again, there was no raw evidence presented that there was an imminent threat.” (Video Below)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s official remarks:

On Thursday, the House debated on the War Powers Resolution and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) called out Democrats who opposed the airstrike that killed Soleimani.

He wondered: “How many Americans does a terrorist have to kill before [Democrats] join with us?”

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