CNN - September 16, 2019
"Omar's invocation of past Trump administration falsehoods comes after Trump told reporters Monday that "it's looking like" Iran was behind this weekend's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia but suggested it was too early to say for sure. The freshman Democrat was specifically referencing Trump's multiple false claims that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama and a controversy from just after his inauguration in 2017, when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's inauguration crowd was the largest ever in contradiction to all available data. "
Washington (CNN)Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's ability to navigate escalating tensions with Iran, pointing to the controversy over Hurricane Dorian's path and whether it would hit Alabama.
"Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The President doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't it have and Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it," Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront." "I think we need to make sure that the American people understand that this administration -- that lies about weather maps or crowd sizes -- cannot be trusted to give us the full information we need to be able to make a decision whether we should be going to war or not with Iran." "We are not in a position to think about another endless war and I really hope that my colleagues in Congress are going to pressure this administration to take a step back and figure out how we use diplomacy in the de-escalating the situation," she added. ...
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