Watch Elizabeth Warren Struggle To Answer Whether Soleimani Was A Terrorist

Watch Elizabeth Warren Struggle To Answer Whether Soleimani Was A Terrorist

On ABC’s “The View” Tuesday, co-host Meghan McCain asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, why she altered a statement initially calling Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Gen. Qasem Soleimani a murderer, then flip-flopped to call his death an “assassination.”

“I don’t understand the flip flop. I don’t understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist, and I would just like you to explain,” McCain said.

Warren tip-toed around the question until McCain pushed Warren by asking, “so, do you think he’s a terrorist?”

“He’s part of a group that’s been designated as terrorists,” Warren said.

“So, he’s not a terrorist?” McCain asked.

“Of course he is,” Warren said. “He’s part of a group that our federal government has designated as a terrorist.”

After the White House announced they had successfully killed Soelimani, Warren issued a statement calling Soleimani a “murderer” who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.

She then issued another statement criticizing President Trump for the assassination of a foreign military official.

It’s worth noting that Soleimani wasn’t just “part of a group” as Warren emphasized repeatedly. He was the leader of the Quds Force, a unit in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and a brutal one at that. When Warren says Soleimani was “part of a group,” that’s like saying Osama bin Laden was just part of al-Qaeda because al-Qaeda is designated as a terrorist organization.

If Warren wasn’t as protected and beloved by the media as she is as a 2020 candidate, journalists would have already pressed her on her squeamish rhetoric. You don’t have t support Trump or even agree with him to admit Soleimani was a terrorist.

Chrissy Clark is a former staff writer at The Federalist. She has work featured in The Daily Signal and received a degree in political science from Michigan State University. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_.
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