Rep. Lee Zeldin tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she criticized the attack that killed top Iranian terrorist General Qassem Soleimani, a man with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands, as “disproportionate.”
Soleimani’s record prior to the end of his life included the documented deaths of over 600 American soldiers.
Additionally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN earlier this week that “[Soleimani] was actively plotting in the region to take actions … that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk.”
According to Pelosi, however, a rocket attack that took out the terrorist and a few of his friends was “disproportionate” to the lives of hundreds of Americans.
“American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests,” tweeted Pelosi. “But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions.”
American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. https://t.co/o0R8YVJMNW
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 3, 2020
Zeldin Crushes Her
What an absolute disgrace to claim the lives of hundreds of American men and women aren’t equal to an attack targetting one man who caused their deaths.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) wasn’t about to let the comment slide.
Appearing with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, Zeldin was exasperated by Pelosi’s use of the term ‘disproportionate.’
“Disproportionate?” he gasped. “How many more hundreds of US troops have to be killed before it’s proportionate? How many more thousands of US troops have to lose limbs before it’s proportionate, Nancy Pelosi?”
“This was done to protect American diplomats and service members,” he seethed. “It was an emergency. It was done effectively. It was appropriate.”
Pelosi says killing the officially designated & sanctioned terrorist Qassim Soleimani was “disproportionate”. After killing 500-600+ US troops & wounding thousands more, at what point is taking out the person responsible “proportionate”? How many more US troops would need to die? pic.twitter.com/7hNe4muejs
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 4, 2020
It Was Appropriate
It is an absolute outrage that anybody in America, much less the Speaker of the House of Representatives, would find the killing of a terror leader with the blood of hundreds of our fighting men and women on his hands, to be “disproportionate.”
Oddly enough, she didn’t have a problem with an actual ‘disproportionate’ trade-off made by former president Barack Obama, when he gave the Taliban five high-ranking officials in exchange for one traitor named Bowe Bergdahl.
“Today is a joyful day for our nation,” Pelosi said of Bergdahl’s return home.
“I commend President Obama for his strong leadership in ensuring that the United States delivered on its most solemn vow to our men and women in uniform: that we leave no one behind.”
Yet, here we are just five years later, calling retaliation for the deaths of hundreds of men and women in uniform unfair. What a joke the Democrats have become.