Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) got schooled by CNN host Brianna Keilar during a discussion of the Biden administration’s Middle East policy Monday on the network after the congressman suggested the administration was responsible for attacks on U.S. forces by proxy groups loyal to Iran.
Keilar noted that the Trump administration also struggled to control Iran.
Waltz said that killing Soleimani had been effective, “They launched some missiles and that was it!”
Keilar, whose husband is an active duty Green Beret, interjected, “Service members died!”
Waltz: “Who died, post-Soleimani strike?”
That’s when Keilar fact-checked the congressman.
“March 2020, service members died,” she said. “You had Iranian-backed proxies… the one in March was determined that it likely was [Iran] and you had service members, two Americans and one Brit, who were killed… So if we’re talking realistically on what deters and what does not deter the proxies, then let’s use those facts to talk about what might actually be a way to… get them to stop.”
Gen. Mark Milley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, threw some shade at failed one-term, twice-impeached, and four-time indicted ex-president Donald Trump during a speech at his retirement ceremony today.
Milley — who Trump recently suggested deserved the death penalty for daring to disagree with him — told those gathered for his retirement from the highest military position in the government that every member of the military takes a solemn oath to the Constitution, not to a person or even a president.
“We don’t take an oath to a king or a queen, or to a tyrant or a dictator — and we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” Milley said, clearly referring to Trump’s attempt to remain in power despite having lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. “We don’t take our oath to an individual. We take an oath to the Constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it.”
🚨🚨🚨Wow, outgoing CJS Chair Milley hits Trump at retirement ceremony: “We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant or a dictator. And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator …we take an oath to the Constitution … and we’re willing to die to protect it”. pic.twitter.com/AH2eQObge4
Milley revealed earlier this week that after Trump made his death threat, he was forced to get additional security for his family, telling Norah O’Donnell of CBS News, “I wish those comments had not been made, but they were. We will take appropriate measures to ensure my safety and the safety of my family.”
Gen. Milley is a American hero and a patriot who deserves this nation’s respect and thanks.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a coward, a traitor, and deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Proving for the millionth time that he’s completely unfit for office and deserving of a long prison term, failed one-term, twice-impeached, and four-times indicted former president Donald Trump angrily lashed out at Gen. Mark Milley, who is retiring as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff next week.
Clearly triggered by a report from the Atlantic that revealed Milley and other top U.S. military officials had to try and restrain Trump from making monumental mistakes in both domestic and foreign policy, the disgraced ex-president suggested on his Truth Social site that Milley was deserving of death for daring to disagree with him.
“Mark Milley, who led perhaps the most embarrassing moment in American history with his grossly incompetent implementation of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, costing many lives, leaving behind hundreds of American citizens, and handing over BILLIONS of dollars of the finest military equipment ever made, will be leaving the military next week. This will be a time for all citizens of the USA to celebrate!”
He then added:
“This guy turned out to be a Woke train wreck who, if the Fake News reporting is correct, was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH! A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act. To be continued!!!”
If Trump happens to win the 2024 election, expect him to turn this country into a police state reminiscent of Nazi Germany. He has no respect for any of the institutions that keep this nation safe, secure, and free.
Donald Trump belongs in prison for the rest of his life. It’s really that simple.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says he has an important message he wants to share with the American people: He will never allow the United States military to be trained by Disneyland.
You may now laugh and shake your head, because that’s exactly what Kevin deserves.
The House speaker made that very ― sorry, can’t help it ― goofy promise Friday after the chamber passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, which raises pay for service members by 5.2% while also blocking abortion coverage, Pentagon diversity initiatives and transgender health care. After the Senate passes its own version of the bill, a compromise will have to be reached on the final legislation, HuffPost reports.
“We don’t want Disneyland to train our military,” the California Republican said, touting the bill’s passage in the House. He added on Twitter that the legislation “ENDS the wokism in the military.”
Other than McCarthy’s ludicrous comments, be sure and note when you watch the video the reaction of the two fellow Republican House members standing on either side of the Speaker. They look like they’re about to fall asleep or start laughing uncontrollably.
Fortunately, one thing did come out of the ridiculous legislation and McCarthy’s remarks: The hilarious mockery he received on Twitter.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) read the riot act to her Republican Senate colleague, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, for his continued hold on the promotions of all top officials in the U.S. military simply because he doesn’t agree with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) policy on abortion.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Warren noted that Tuberville had repeatedly obstructed military objectives because he’s opposed to a DOD provision that allows service members to travel to other states for an abortion.
She added, “Instead, he is blocking every single top military leader from advancing indefinitely. He’s snared all 184 top-level service members who are currently slated for advancement, and he stopped every single one of them dead in their tracks.”
After pointing out that since Tuberville sits on the Armed Services Committee, he has numerous chances to influence DOD policy, Warren thundered:
“The senator is blocking 184 top military promotions because he disagrees with the Department of Defense policy to help service members and their families access needed health care, specifically to travel to access abortion care. Now, I disagree with the senator on that issue, but if he wants to press for votes to reverse DOD’s health care policies, he can do that.”
“That is how democracy works.”
Tuberville responded by trying to blame Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin instead of his own intransigence.
“It’s not about abortion,” he asserted. “This is about a tyrannical executive branch walking all over the United States Senate and doing our jobs.”
Hey, just because someone agrees to serve their country and put their life on the line, the military should refuse them access to a medical procedure? That’s an insult to what the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces do for all of us on a daily basis.