On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Scenario Space,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said President Donald Trump purchased the airstrike that killed Iranian General Soleimani to trigger “mayhem in the Middle East” to sidetrack from impeachment.
Hirono stated, “I conclude that there is continuous chaos within this administration. Plainly that the Iraqi Parliament wants us to leave, and this letter actually seemed to comport with it, and only to be told minutes later on, it is a mistake. So, you understand, we have asked earlier what is completion video game? I do not think that there is an end video game that this administration considered, since this is the manner in which the president makes his decisions. And here we are with chaos in the Middle East. We are sending out close to 10,000 more soldiers into the Middle East. Where they are going to be stationed, we don’t know. We are sending out B-52 s, and instead of de-escalating the tensions that are already there I think we have done the opposite.”
She included, “I think that the president is so worried about the impending impeachment trial that this is a heck of a method to distract us, and using essentially the lives of our troops and not to mention the civilians in this location.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN