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Will Dems Impeach Trump For Killing Soleimani, Too?

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Shortly after the news broke that U.S. forces had killed Qassem Soleimani with a precision drone strike, Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted that “Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction.”

That’s a pretty serious charge, since she’s saying that Trump is taking the country to war for personal political gain. Doesn’t that constitute a high crime?

Omar wasn’t the only Democrat making such claims. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall accused Trump of taking the country “to the brink of an illegal war with Iran.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – who voted present on the two Trump impeachment charges – said Friday that “This was very clearly an act of war by this president without any kind of authorization or declaration of war from Congress, clearly violating the Constitution.” 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the assassination was conducted “without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran.”

Over at the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner, Jack Hunter says, apparently in all seriousness, that “Trump’s Iran general strike is the kind of thing you should actually impeach him over.” Waging war unconstitutionally “is a textbook example of executive overreach and abuse of power.”

Hunter doesn’t think Democrats would dare impeach Trump for this. But why is he so confident of that? They wanted to impeach Trump for comments he made at a summit in Helsinki in 2018 and for owning a hotel in Washington, D.C.

Plus, Democrats are clearly still shopping around for more articles of impeachment to file against Trump. They’re even still hoping they can pin a Russia collusion charge on him.

On Friday, House general counsel Douglas Letter stated that more could be forthcoming. That was in response to a direct question from U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Griffith, who said, “There’ve been two articles of impeachment that have been acted upon. Are you here to say that there may be a third?”

To which Letter said, “there might, yeah, absolutely.” Democrats are trying to get grand jury records connected with the Mueller probe unsealed, which they think could yield more impeachment articles.

As we noted in this space recently, Rep. Al Green has said that there’s “no limit” to how many times the Democrats can impeach Trump.

“We can move forward with what we have on the table currently, we can take this before the Senate and we can still investigate other issues and when the president has committed additional offenses, and my suspicion is that he will, we can take those before the Senate,” he said.

So, don’t be surprised if, should the current attempts to remove Trump fail, the Democrats decide to claim that his decision to kill a known terrorist and someone responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. soldiers amounts to a high crime.

— Written by Issues & Insights Editorial Board


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14 comments

  • The Democrats will not impeach Trump for killing Soleimani, as Trump did in fact kill Soleimani. The Democrats restrict their articles of impeachment to fantasies that have no factual support.

    • Sorry. It doesn’t. Soleimani was head of quds force, designated as a terrorist organization since 2007. People can be chicken little all they want. The law is clear however. Obama launched 3000 drone strikes that killed at least one American with no congressional authority. Your Leftist is showing.

    • If killing terrorists that have the blood of Americans on their hands is treason then you can sign up pretty much every President since Washington. Let’s start with the most prolific Droner-in-chief (Owebama) and work our way down from there.

  • President Trump had authority to kill this raghead general under the Authorization of Military Force Act (AUMF). The Dems talked about trying to repeal that law, but lately, they’ve been too busy to focus on anthing but their fantasy impeachment. But if the Dems in the House want to add “killing terrorists” as a third article of impeachment, there’s nothing to stop them. Let’s see how that will fare in the Senate.

  • Even now after all this time, I’m still puzzled as to why liberals reflexively jump to defend everybody else’s mortal enemies.

    • Because they and the enemies have a common enemy -us It’s why they must have control of us at all costs, no matter the legality of the way the obtain that control. Hence the cabal, hence the immigration crisis to flood our system, hence the ‘protestors’ bused about and paid by Soros, hence the endless ‘voter suppression’ gambits and no national voter ID allowed. They all describe a certain telling pattern of not trusting voters or respecting our vote.

  • Trump did not attack Iran, he killed an Iranian terrorist who was in Iraq where he had no business being. Of course the Mullahs are upset because, as Muslims, they do not respect national sovereignty. After all, Allah says they should rule the world.

  • Hadi al-Amiri arrested and I bet he knows one heck of a lot about the Iran bribes for the nuke deal. John Kerry should be very very afraid.

  • to kill a uniformed enemy combatant commander in a war zone

    needs to be done and unlike obuumer (the coward) our great President Trump stamped out a cockroach

    the world cheers

    maga maga maga

  • Democrats should Impeach Trump for making them look like blooming idiots.
    That’s a charge they will have no issues proving.

  • President Trump is shaking stagnation, corruption, and the status quo out of our sick and unsustainable body politic.I understand what President Trump is doing and the results of his policies and actions speak for themselves – success!

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