Trump Briefed ‘His Golf Buddy’ About Iran Airstrike At Mar-A-Lago But Said Nothing To Congress
Donald Trump is getting called out on Twitter after news broke out that he did not inform Congress about the US military airstrikes that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq and instead told Senator Lindsey Graham about it while they were both golfing at Mar-a-Lago.
In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the killing of Qassem Suleimani was carried out without an “authorization for use of military force” against Iran and without the consultation of Congress.
“The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region,” Pelosi said.
And according to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Graham was the only one to get briefed on the strike.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was seen at Mar-a-Lago on Monday and Tuesday, says on Fox News, ‘I was briefed about the potential operation when I was down in Florida.’” Collins tweeted this Friday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was seen at Mar-a-Lago on Monday and Tuesday, says on Fox News, “I was briefed about the potential operation when I was down in Florida.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 3, 2020
This drew outrage from people all over Twitter.
Sorry – the President briefed his golf buddy and not the Gang of 8?
— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) January 3, 2020
Most likely everyone at Mar a Lago knew before Congress.
— MomWoww (@MomWoww) January 3, 2020
This is astonishing, especially in light of Secretary Pompeo's comments on CNN this morning that the attack was conducted because of an IMMINENT THREAT to US interests in the region.
— David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) January 3, 2020
Why wasn’t everyone in congress and the senate told about this first? Big question is: What does Russia have to do with all of this? What was really discussed in that phone call? The timing of all of this is fucked up!! #WWIII
— Reggie Davis (@regdavis65) January 3, 2020
Mar-a-Lago, the most cyber-insecure, spy-filled location in the US, is where EVERYONE got “briefed”? No Gang of 8 here. pic.twitter.com/146bq3T0Gv
— Nolite (@deiustitiaadrem) January 3, 2020
Apparently everyone but the gang of 8 including Eric Trump. pic.twitter.com/g58bTB9Jpv
— 🌺🍃Graceann🍃🌺 (@Graceann319) January 3, 2020
I miss having professional, experienced, serious leaders that know what they’re doing. pic.twitter.com/w5sTN808ZA
— jeanniecw 💙🏳️🌈✌️🌎 (@jeannieSCV) January 3, 2020