On Thursday, TX Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a resolution to the Senate floor that would praise the military who carried out the mission to kill Soleimani.
The measure was cleverly designed to back Dems into a corner, as it was worded in the same way as a similar resolution praising the Bin Laden killing underneath the Obama administration – a resolution that was universally accepted and lauded by Democrats and Republicans alike in 2011.
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Yet, Cruz's resolution has yet to gain the support of even a single Democrat senator, putting on full display the hypocrisy and extend of the blind hatred of President Trump that has spread throughout the Democrat party.
In stark contrast, Republicans like Lindsey Graham have been vocal about their support of Cruz's resolution and outspoken about the real reason why Democrats won't back it:
Fox News has more details on Ted Cruz's resolution:
An aide said the resolution is “structured and worded the same way as a 2011 resolution that commended the Obama administration for killing Bin Laden, which received unanimous support in the Senate.” Cruz is trying to get Democrats on the record supporting the mission.
It’s an apparent effort by Republicans to try to dare Democrats to oppose virtually the same resolution the Senate adopted to applaud then President Barack Obama in 2011 after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The resolution honors “the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission that killed Qasem Soleimani.”
The Washington Examiner added:
One of the Senate’s leading Iran critics introduced a resolution on Thursday praising the Trump administration's successful airstrike last week against Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Sen. Ted Cruz and 42 Republican co-sponsors urged the Senate to express its support for killing the leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and its Quds Force. The text of the resolution praises the U.S. military and intelligence community for their role in taking out the Iranian military leader and “commends the President for ordering the successful operations to locate and eliminate” him.
The proposal also says Soleimani’s death “represents a measure of justice and relief for the families and friends of the hundreds of American men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan” as a result of Iranian-backed terrorism.
“At a time when partisanship and political differences threaten to divide us, President Trump and his administration should be commended for bringing an end to Qassem Soleimani, a terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the Middle East, including at least 603 American service members,” said Cruz, calling the strike a "successful mission to defend America’s national security interests and eliminate a terrorist mastermind.”
The move by the Texas Republican and his colleagues comes days following an Iranian retaliatory strike against U.S. positions in Iraq, during which the Iranians also shot down an airliner taking off from an airport in Tehran, killing the nearly two hundred passengers on board. Democrats and a small number of Republicans have cast doubts on the wisdom of Trump’s decision to take out Iran’s key influence agent in the region.
Townhall had the following to say about there being ZERO support for the resolution on the side of Dems:
President Trump took bold, decisive foreign policy action to take out General Qassem Soleimani, and Democrats in the Senate are having no part of it. Partisan hysteria and hatred of the president knows no bounds for this caucus, so much so that the Senate minority will not back a resolution introduced to laud the military’s efforts in this capture.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought the legislation to the floor of the Senate, along with 42 GOP colleagues
The resolution is nearly identical to the resolution introduced in May of 2011 that praised the military and honored their families immediately following the Obama Administration’s capture of Osama Bin Laden. This resolution received the support of all 100 senators; partisan politics were left at the door. The GOP rightfully praised the strategic call by former President Obama and the bravery of our service members. The 2011 resolution was a fantastic show of bipartisan unity, in support of the country both parties love, after such a decisive military win for both the United States and the world at-large.
The folks over at Free Beacon also shared some insight:
The Soleimani resolution, which has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a chief cosponsor, praises those Americans who put their lives on the line to gather the intelligence needed to strike the Iranian terrorist.
The resolution "declares that the death of Qassem Soleimani represents a measure of justice and relief for the families and friends of the hundreds of American men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, the men and women around the world who have been killed by other IRGC‐[Quds Force]‐sponsored attacks, the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and the intelligence community who have sacrificed their lives pursuing Qassem Soleimani."
Democrats' refusal to endorse the resolution is a mark of the hyper-partisanship that has plagued Congress since Trump took office.
One senior GOP source who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon described Senate Democrats' behavior as shameful.
"Democrats complain whenever Republicans accuse them of Trump Derangement Syndrome," said the source, a veteran Republican political operative who works on foreign policy. "Here you have a clear case where they hate Trump so much that they won't even commend American troops for killing one of the world's worst terrorists, which is what the resolution is about. They're literally deranged."