The decision to begin any kind of war campaign is a serious and somber one. The choice is meant to be a bipartisan one where Democrats and Republicans work together. And, of course, decisions that could lead to war with foreign nations are meant to be approved by congress.
The United States recent killing of Qasem Soleimani has led to threats of retaliation from Iran. While Trump briefed some Republican lawmakers on the plan, he did not fill in Democrats. Fox News host Lou Dobbs says that the President made the right decision and it would be “utterly insane” for him to brief Democrats who are attempting to “overthrow him.”
Dobbs made the comments during a segment with White House Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham.
The host began, “To hear the Democrats, at least many of them, tell it, this was an imposition on a stable world order in the Middle East that only President Trump seems to be able to affect. I mean, it’s outrageous what I’ve heard today… from the Democratic leadership.”
Grisham, who has never held a press briefing, replied, “The Democrats should be happy, along with the rest of this country, that American lives were saved, and instead they were complaining that they weren’t notified. You know, time is of the essence when things like this are going down, and the president does have constitutional authority to protect Americans when they are in danger.”
Dobbs ended the segment by claiming, “I think a good case could be built it would be utterly irrational of the Trump administration to brief the very people who are trying to unseat him, remove him from power, to overthrow his presidency, and to have done everything in their power to do so.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.