Two GOP Senators BLAST Trump Administration Over ‘Insulting’ Iran Hearing

The new year is less than ten days old, but we’ve already seen what would have constituted decades worth of news in this scant week and change.

Most notably, President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani that, in turn, prompted the Persian nation to send fifteen missiles screaming into the night skies of Iraq, aimed in the general direction of sleeping US troops.

The strike against Soleimani was the subject of a Senate briefing today, where Congresspersons hoped to have some light shed on the reasoning and the timing of that maneuver.

Not everyone was satisfied with what they heard, including a number of Republican Senators.

GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped the administration over a closed-door briefing on Iran on Wednesday, announcing they will now support a resolution reining in President Trump‘s military powers. 

Lee, speaking to reporters after a roughly hourlong closed-door meeting with administration officials, characterized it as “the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on a military issue.”

And it gets worse:

Lee said the officials warned that Congress would “embolden” Iran if lawmakers debated Trump’s war powers.

“I find this insulting and demeaning … to the office that each of the 100 senators in this building happens to hold. I find it insulting and demeaning to the Constitution of the United States,” Lee said.

Lee did not say which briefer made the assertion but specified that no administration representative contradicted them. He added that he was going to have a “conversation” with Trump about the remarks.

“I find that absolutely insane. I think that’s unacceptable,” Lee added.

Both Senators then claimed that they would likely support the Democratic efforts to curb President Trump’s war powers if they were asked to vote on the legislation.