Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told an outright lie to smear Democrats during an appearance on Fox News Monday night, which drew immediate backlash.
While desperately defending President Donald Trump’s order to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Suleimani with Sean Hannity, Haley claimed that Democrats and Democratic presidential candidates are mourning him, a quote she repeated on Twitter with video.
“The only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.” pic.twitter.com/IZJJqpxkBE
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 7, 2020
Of course, Democrats have done no such thing. They have pointed out that Trump acted without informing or consulting Congress as required by the war Powers Act and they have objected to an action that may have just sparked a major war that will spill the blood of thousands of Americans. Democrats are also rightfully suspicious of the timing because the news of Suleimani’s death and the escalation of hostilities against Iran have knocked impeachment out of the news cycle, which Trump apparently thinks benefits his 2020 re-election campaign.
In addition, Democrats are outraged by Trump’s threats to commit war crimes against Iran.
But again, Democrats are not in mourning for Suleimani, a fact that many Twitter users informed Haley while slamming her remarks.
What a crazy irresponsible stupid fucking lie.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 7, 2020
Exactly which members of the Democratic leadership and exactly which Democratic Presidential candidates have mourned the “loss” of Soleimani?
Be specific, ma’am, with exact quotes. Show your work. https://t.co/w8ufuqHIrl
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 7, 2020
Shameful, dangerous comment. We’re in trouble as a nation when an ex-Governor and UN Ambassador would say something so dishonest, Nikki Haley. I’ve rarely agreed with your politics but I’ve always before respected you as a person. It demeans everyone when politicians go low.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) January 7, 2020
Your conduct is disgusting. If you were capable of shame, you’d be ashamed of yourself.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 7, 2020
Lacking any rationale for timing & location of assassination (which as been obviously terrible for US), Trump sycophants resorting to saying that anyone who questions them loves Iran. Pathetic that this is what @NikkiHaley thinks demonstrates her leadership in our time of need.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) January 7, 2020
Nobody is mourning, @NikkiHaley. Don’t talk to people like they’re stupid.
Democrats & other sane people are rightfully questioning the impulsive choice by POTUS to make Soleimani into a martyr.
— Nick Knudsen ?? #DemCast (@DemWrite) January 7, 2020
Nikki Haley, wide awake in the middle of the night. Can’t sleep. Tossing & turning in bed.
“I feel like I have some credibilty left. I can’t have credibility. I have to do something to fix that… Wait… I GOT IT!… Alexa, book me on Sean Hannity tomorrow.” https://t.co/7vSUX7IP8S
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) January 7, 2020
Nikki Haley owes Democrats a public apology. She is accusing them of being unpatriotic and un-American in order to defend Trump’s reckless push for war, a tactic Republicans used to defend the Iraq War. No one is mourning Suleimani, but killing him was a bad idea and was done for the wrong reasons.
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