Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.
CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.”
“It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said.
He will now support a vote on the war pushed by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA).
Fox News cut away during his statements:
Fox News cut away from Republican Sen. Mike Lee as he excoriated the Trump admin’s Soleimani briefing as “probably the worst briefing at least on a military issue I’ve seen.” pic.twitter.com/736Qtd6bWZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2020
Wow, Mike Lee is ANGRY.
"It's un-American, it's unconstitutional, and it's wrong," Lee says after noting briefers said senators couldn't debate the merits of the strike
Says he was undecided on Kaine's war powers resolution, but now he supports it.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) January 8, 2020
A ticked off Mike Lee says the Iran briefing was so bad it changed his mind on Kaine’s war powers resolution, and now he’s going to support it
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 8, 2020
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is ANGRY after the administration briefing.
"I walked into that briefing undecided" on a War Powers Act resolution.
"That briefing is what changed my mind … I'm now going to support it."
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 8, 2020
More Mike Lee: "It is not acceptable for officials within the executive branch of government … to come in to tell us that we can't debate and discuss the appropriateness of military intervention against Iran. It's un-American. It's unconstitutional and it's wrong."
— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 8, 2020