in the vicinityVideoSen. James Risch, claims Trump administration exaggerated the threat from Iran: Democrats are absolutely wrong
Who says that Iran was not ‘turning up the temperature” in the region know nothing about intelligence, says Idaho Senator James Risch, Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate.
Democrats are “absolutely wrong”, if you believe the White house overstated intelligence regarding possible threats from Iran, according to a top Republican senator.
Host Harris Faulkner asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman James Risch “outnumbered Overtime”, whether Democrats, ” claims the trump administration “exaggerated” Iran’s intelligence are rooted in fact.
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“The Democrats are absolutely wrong,” said Risch, Sen., R-Idaho, said, adding that he and other top legislators were the following relevant intelligence for some time.
Generic back went on to say, that the trump management was taking responsible steps, handle the potential threats.
The administration sent Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford to brief lawmakers Tuesday on escalating tensions with Tehran.
“Our efforts and our ultimate goal in the past few days was to deter Iran,” said Pompeo.
However, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of the sharpest critics of possible military action in Iran, said the war in Iran would be “worse than the war with Iraq.”
“We were lied to in regard to Iraq, allegedly with weapons of mass destruction,” Sanders, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said. “A war with Iran would be an absolute disaster, much worse than the war with Iraq. I hope people will say of this government that we are not at war in Iran.”
Risch said the recent Iran intelligence shows that the “speed” of certain events has increased.
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“Who would say that the Iranians were not turning up temperatures in the last two weeks of April and the first week in may, just nothing about intelligence-and-white,” Risch said.
He said that if the lawmakers in the closed-door meeting with Pompeo and the other officials came away thinking that a “serious situation was defused by some very professional work,” they “just don’t get it.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.