GOP senator turns on Trump over ‘insulting’ Iran briefing

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GOP senators rip Trump’s “insulting” Iran briefing

Donald Trump’s reckless game of brinksmanship with Iran seems to have settled down for the time being after the Iranian missile strikes launched yesterday in retaliation for the assassination of Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani resulted in zero casualties. That said, it cannot be stressed enough how dangerous Trump’s unilateral assassination order was and how this entire terrifying crisis highlights how uniquely unfit for office he is.

Earlier today, the Senate was briefed on Trump’s target killing of Soleimani and at least one Republican is deeply unpleased about what he heard. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) told reporters that he went into the meeting still undecided as to whether or not to support a Democratic War Powers Resolution aimed at curtailing the president’s ability to escalate militarily against Iran without the express approval of Congress. Unfortunately for Trump, the Soleimani briefing has pushed Lee over the fence and he is now… [more]

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