Multiple US service members were killed Wednesday in a suicide attack in Northern Syria.
The bombing appears to have been carried out by the Islamic State.
The same morning, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech in which he celebrated the demise of ISIS.
“We’re bringing our troops home, the Caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated,” Pence declared.
“Now we’ll stay in the region and we’ll stay and fight to make sure that ISIS does not rear its ugly head again.”
On Wednesday, Fox News anchor Bret Baier knocked Pence for his premature announcement. He also criticized President Donald Trump for putting the remaining service members in danger by publicly declaring a withdrawal, then walking back the timing.
“There’s a lot of anxious families. There’s only a 2,000 person deployment there in Syria so a lot of families are waiting to hear, which is a terrible moment,” Baier said.
“The Vice President, unfortunately for him, delivering that speech this morning.”
Baier noted that it’s not really clear what the timeline of the withdrawal is.
“The process by which that was announced came under attack by Democrats and Republicans,” Baier continued. “And I think that the policy is on hold.”
Fox News host Bill Hemmer added that Republicans had “jumped all over” former President Barack Obama for making similar comments.
Trump praises ‘amazing warrior’ Sean Hannity for saying impeachment hearings are a ‘phony showtrial’
President Donald Trump thanked Fox News personality Sean Hannity for his over-the-top defense the evening before impeachment hearings begin.
According to Trump's quoting, Hannity said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a, "corrupt, compromised, coward and congenital liar."
Hannity called the Schiff's Intelligence Committee hearings a "phony showtrial" -- despite the reality that an impeachment trial would occur in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Still, Hannity lashed out at the inquiry as "another fraudulent hoax conspiracy theory" and "witch hunt."
Trump thanked, "Sean the amazing warrior!"
Rudy Giuliani harshly mocked after admitting Trump’s guilt in new WSJ column
President Donald Trump's defense attorney took to the pages a Rupert Murdoch's newspaper to make "the case for the impeachment defense" on the eve of televised inquiry hearings.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out enemies while clinging to conspiracy theories in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Giuliani began by attacking the press for reporting on Trump's solicitation of foreign election interference.
"If your only sources of news the past two months have been CNN and MSNBC, you probably think President Trump has committed some heinous act that is deserving of being drawn, quartered and carted out of the White House," Giuliani argued. "That’s a false narrative built on selectively leaked testimony from Rep. Adam Schiff’s closed-door Intelligence Committee hearings."
CNN’s Cuomo hammers GOP lobbyist for saying Trump can fire the inspector general
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," anchor Chris Cuomo pushed back on GOP lobbyist and American Conservative Union director Matt Schlapp for saying President Donald Trump has the right to fire Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson for transmitting the whistleblower complaint.
"Why would it be okay for the president to go after the inspector general for dealing with the whistleblower?" said Cuomo.
"Because he serves at the pleasure of the president. The president can get rid of them at any time," said Schlapp. "At the State Department during Obama's presidency, during the whole time Hillary was at the State Department, he didn't bother to pick an IG."