After President Trump issued a warning to Iran not to attack any Americans or else face severe consequences, as the U.S. is ready to strike 52 Iranian sites should Iran attack us, two members of the far-left progressive ‘Squad’ accused Trump of threatening “war crimes.”
Ilhan Omar went as far as to suggest that Trump be removed from office through the 25th Amendment, while AOC called Trump a “monster.”
Take a look at their tweets here:
For reference, here's the Trump tweet AOC and Omar were responding to:
Fox News has more to say:
Outspoken Democrats -- from far-left "Squad" members to 2020 presidential hopefuls -- wasted little time Saturday in denouncing President Trump's warning to Iran about possible retaliation for the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., answered by calling the president a “monster.”
“This is a war crime," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children -- which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites - does not make you a ‘tough guy,’ It does not make you ‘strategic.’ It makes you a monster.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Trump of "threatening to commit war crimes." "God help us all!" she added.
The Washington Examiner also said:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted President Trump after he threatened 52 Iranian cultural sites if the nation attacks the United States after the killings of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis in Baghdad.
"This is a war crime," tweeted the freshman Democrat from New York. "Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children - which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites - does not make you a 'tough guy.'"
This is a war crime.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2020
Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children - which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites - does not make you a “tough guy.”
It does not make you “strategic.”
It makes you a monster. https://t.co/IjkNO8BD07