Is the “Dam of Invincibility” surrounding Donald Trump finally about ready to burst … ? If the stern words of disdain from this GOP Senator Wednesday are any barometer — then Trump’s overdue 15 minutes of “blameless fame” … may be just about over …
MSNBC’S WALLACE CALLS GOP SENATOR BREAKING WITH TRUMP ON IRAN AFTER BRIEFING A ‘HUGE DEAL,’ SAYS THEY’RE USUALLY ‘ZOMBIES’
“[The briefing] was probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on a military issue, in the nine years I’ve served on the United States Senate,” [Mike] Lee told reporters.
Lee said that his main point of contention was not the intelligence information itself, although he was less than convinced by the evidence. The Utah Republican said he was undecided on the issue because the briefers “refused” to tell lawmakers details, claiming the information was “sensitive,” despite the classified meeting being held in an underground bunker for officials who were authorized to hear the details.
“I hoped and expected to receive more information outlining the legal, factual and moral justification for the attack,” Lee said. “I was left somewhat unsatisfied on that front.”
“What I found so distressing about that briefing was that one of the messages we received from the briefers was ‘do not debate, do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran, and if you do you’ll be emboldening Iran,'” said Lee. “I find this insulting and demeaning.”
The senator also called the administration justifying Friday’s attack by citing a 2002 authorization for military force in Iraq an “insult.”
Reportedly Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul plan to vote with the Dems on the new Bill requiring Trump to get Congressional authorization — BEFORE pulling another dangerous act of war stunt like this again.
That means Dems need only 2 more Republicans to jump the Trump ship, to bring a degree of sanity back to D.C. My money’s on Romney and Murkowski being those 2 voices of reason.
Here’s to forestalling the end of the world. Here’s to taking away the weapons of mass destruction, from the unstable toddler, still steering ship of state towards the next iceberg dead-ahead — that someone like Pompeo can put in his sights.
Hold on to your life-rafts, if and when they do …