‘Insulting and demeaning’: Two GOP lawmakers rip Trump administration after Iran briefing

By | January 8, 2020

NBC News reports:

Lawmakers came away with vastly different interpretations of two classified briefings that top Trump administration officials held Wednesday about the airstrike last week that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, with two Republican senators sharply criticizing the officials.

“It was probably the worst briefing I’ve seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I’ve served in the United States Senate,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said.

Lee said he left the briefing “somewhat unsatisfied” with the information given “outlining the legal, factual and moral justification for the attack.”

“I find this insulting and demeaning,” Lee added, saying that he now plans to vote in favor of a new war powers resolution from Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. “That briefing changed my mind,” Lee said. [Continue reading…]

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