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Tags: kellyanne conway | iran | trump | soleimani

Kellyanne Conway: Trump Had Legal Right to Take Out Soleimani

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks to the White House media on Jan. 6. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Monday, 06 January 2020 11:24 AM EST

President Donald Trump knows he's on "solid ground, constitutionally, legally, and strategically" to have ordered the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday.

"The world is safer because Soleimani is now dead," Conway told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "This president waited three years. We've had Soleimani in our sights for just as long as we've been here."

Other administrations had Soleimani in their sights as well, but now he has been "more brazen and visible" and he "got caught in the act," said Conway.

"We've got Americans who have buried their sons and daughters because Soleimani had them executed," she added. "We have thousands of other Americans maimed and injured, some devastatingly with permanent injuries, because of Soleimani. I'm a little sick already of hero worship, it seems, of Solemani for some people that just can't get over the fact that this was an important call by our commander-in-chief."

Conway also criticized Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., for their letter to Trump asking him to declassify the War Powers Authorization letter he sent to Congress on Suleimani.

"That's a partisan action by Schumer and Menendez and they know better," she said. "They've been in the Senate for a long time, far too long, frankly, for each of them. They know that beginning this week there will be congressional briefings, and they're not restricted, I'm informed, to people who are just in the Intelligence Committee ... they know that the Pentagon will be briefing congress privately in due course, so that's just a partisan move, as was their impeachment."

She also called Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders "weak" on foreign policy for criticizing Trump's actions.

"She was ridiculous yesterday," said Conway of Warren. "She just wants this country to be weak when it comes to foreign policy."

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President Donald Trump knows he's on "solid ground, constitutionally, legally, and strategically" to have ordered the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said.
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