White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Friday scolded congressional Democrats and the news media for the tone of their responses to the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who led the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force.
Soleimani, who the White House said was planning future attacks on Americans, was killed on Thursday by a U.S. drone strike as he was leaving the Baghdad airport.
Grisham appeared the next day on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” Dobbs opened the segment by making his feelings clear.
“The president is to be congratulated, the administration, and the national security team in particular for taking out a man who is responsible for hundreds and hundreds of American lives being lost in Iraq and the spread of state-sponsored terrorism from Iran,” he said.
Grisham replied by calling the event “a great day for our country.”
“Because of the president’s decisive action thousands more American lives and other lives will be saved,” she said
“This man, this terrorist was brutal, and not only was he responsible for hundreds of deaths of Americans, but thousands of horrible injuries to Americans and others. He wasn’t going to stop targeting Americans. That’s something to think about,” she said. full story