Constitutional scholar and conservative commentator Mark Levin is defending President Donald Trump’s decision not to consult Congress before authorizing Thursday’s U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq that killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.
Democrats were quick to condemn President Trump for not first consulting them and obtaining Congressional authorization before ordering the airstrike killing the top Iranian military commander the Pentagon says is responsible for hundreds of American deaths and was orchestrating additional imminent attacks.
In a Friday post on his Facebook page, Levin explains that President Trump not only has the authority to authorize such military strikes, but also has little reason to do so, considering how Democrats, such as those in the House Intelligence Committee, are actively seeking to effect a coup against him and leaking information that endangers U.S military personnel:
“Trump didn’t confer with Congress? Uh, Congress has been on recess. Moreover, the House Intelligence Committee has spent months orchestrating a coup against our president rather than doing its job protecting America from, among others, the terrorist regime in Iran.
“But a president is not required to alert Congress to a real-time defensive military action. So Pelosi and her ilk can leak and put the military action at risk? These Democrats are undermining our security. We were attacked by the Iranian regime.”