Mark Levin Defends Trump, Explains “a president is not required to alert Congress” in This Scenario

Conservative commentator Mark Levin responded to multiple Democrats including Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff who claimed that President Trump failed to alert Congress prior to his decision to launch airstrikes that resulted in the killing of top Iranian General Soleimani.

Levin tweeted:

1. Trump didn’t confer with Congress?  Uh, Congress has been on recess. Moreover, the House Intelligence Committee has spent months orchestrating a coup against our president rather than doing its job protecting America from, among others, the terrorist regime in Iran.

2. But a president is not required to alert Congress to a real-time defensive military action.  So Pelosi and her ilk can leak and put the military action at risk? These Democrats are undermining our security. We were attacked by the Iranian regime.

Per Breitbart, early Friday morning, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ foreign operations unit, was killed by U.S. forces at Baghdad’s main airport.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the deadly strike came in response to intelligence that Soleimani was plotting an imminent attack on U.S. citizens.

“He was actively plotting in the region to take actions — a big action, as he described it — that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk,” Pompeo told CNN’s New Day.

“We know it was imminent,” the secretary of state added. “This was an intelligence-based assessment that drove our decision-making process.”

Per TCO, Nancy Pelosi has released a statement after the successful U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

In the statement, Pelosi blames Trump for not consulting with Congress before the strike and demands Congress be immediately briefed.

The statement reads:

American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American service members, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence.

The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of Congress.

The full Congress must be immediately briefed on his serious situation an on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region.

House Intel Chair Adam Schiff also tweeted a statement referencing the fact Trump did not consult Congress before the strike.

Schiff writes “Congress didn’t authorize and American people don’t want a war with Iran.”

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy went even further, tweeting:

Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question.

The question is this – as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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