Democrats have been getting away with criticizing President Trump for ordering a military drone strike to take out Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani, but not any more thanks to Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
Speaking with Fox News on Friday, Cruz said he would be introducing a resolution that would praise the Soleimani strike. This would put all members on the record regarding the attack.
So, will Democratic lawmakers choose to side with President Trump or the world’s (former) most dangerous terrorist?
Fox News reports a member of Cruz’s office said the resolution is “structured and worded the same way as a 2011 resolution that commended the Obama administration for killing Bin Laden, which received unanimous support in the Senate.”
The report adds:
The resolution honors “the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission that killed Qasem Soleimani.”
Soleimani was killed in an airstrike near the Baghdad airport in Iraq. President Trump on Friday accused Soleimani of being involved in planning “imminent and sinister attacks” against Americans.
“Soleimani made the death of innocent people his sick passion,” Trump added, saying that “what the U.S. did yesterday should have been done long ago.”
Democrats in Congress – and those seeking their party’s nomination for president — have described the killing as a dangerous escalation. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., for example, called it a brazen decision that makes the region less stable.