Rep. Ilhan Omar’s response to the killing of an Iranian military commander and the lack of congressional oversight in the strike hints at a possible reason she was never told about it in the first place.
Omar took to Twitter Thursday and Friday to express her outrage toward President Donald Trump.
The congresswoman hinted that Trump ordered the violently explosive drone strike on Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani in the hopes that a war would result — a conflict that would serve as a distraction from the ongoing impeachment attempt against him.
“So what if Trump wants war,” Omar asked, “knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?”
“Real question is,” she continued, “will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.” (Emphasis added)
One of Omar’s main gripes appears to be that Trump failed to get congressional authorization before ordering the drone strike that killed Soleimani.
If Trump did brief all 535 members of Congress about the impending strike — or even members certain House and Senate committees — is there any guarantee this information wouldn’t be leaked out? full story