How petty can she be?
Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took a dirty shot at Trump after he declared the death of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, complaining that the “Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified” in advance of the raid.
Trump declared that ISIS leader al-Baghdadi died as a result of a raid lead by U.S. special forces.
“Last night the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” Trump stated. “He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world.”
As stated by the president, the terrorist leader detonated his suicide vest as U.S. forces surrounded him.
“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Trump stated.
In reports, notable members of Congress – including House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) – were not informed on the raid in advance due to the fear of leaks. The president confirmed that in his statement.
“We notified some; others are being notified as I speak,” Trump stated.
“We were going to notify them last night but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before,” he added. “There is no country in the world that leaks like we do and Washington is a leaking machine.”
Pelosi, while congratulating the “dedication and skill of our military and our intelligence professionals,” took a dirty shot at Trump in her statement, complaining that the “Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified” in advance.
Her statement reads:
Americans salute the heroism, and acknowledge the work of our partners in the region. We are relieved that no U.S. personnel died in this daring raid.
The death of al-Baghdadi is significant, but the death of this ISIS leader does not mean the death of ISIS. Scores of ISIS fighters remain under uncertain conditions in Syrian prisons, and countless others in the region and around the world remain intent on spreading their influence and committing acts of terror.
This month, the House passed a joint resolution on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 354-60 basis which rejects President Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression into Syria against our Kurdish partners, and calls on him to present a clear strategy to defeat ISIS. The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the Administration’s overall strategy in the region. Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.
Regardless of Pelosi’s dirty shot, Trump’s announcement earned the praise of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)– a notorious critic of the Trump administration.
“Al Baghdadi spread ‘fire and brimstone’ on earth; now he feels it for himself in hell,” Romney tweeted. “To all who arranged his change of venue—the intel officers, the President, the warriors—thank you”:
Al Baghdadi spread “fire and brimstone” on earth; now he feels it for himself in hell. To all who arranged his change of venue—the intel officers, the President, the warriors—thank you.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 27, 2019