Sunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike

Sunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoState Department watchdog probing whether Trump aides took gifts meant for foreign officials Biden shows little progress with Abraham Accords on first anniversary Biden slips further back to failed China policies MORE appeared on all five Sunday morning political talk shows to defend President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE's decision to launch a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander.

Questions also centered on the impact of the decision in Iraq, where parliament on Sunday voted to expel U.S. forces

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Pompeo says Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' strategy on Iran is 'absolutely' working
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Secretary of State Pompeo says President Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy on Iran is “absolutely” working in the wake of a number of attacks culminating in the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike.
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Trump threat of Iran strikes 'entirely consistent' with message of de-escalation, Pompeo says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Trump’s threats to launch strikes against culturally significant Iranian sites as “entirely consistent” with a policy of de-escalation.
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Pompeo on Trump threat to strike Iranian cultural targets: 'We'll behave lawfully'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded Sunday to President Trump’s threat to attack 52 Iranian sites, including those "important to Iran & the Iranian culture" if Tehran retaliates for Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s death by saying the U.S. will “behave lawfully.”
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Pompeo on Iran retaliation: There may be a little 'noise'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday there may be “a little noise” from Iran over the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but defended the Trump administration’s decision to launch the drone strike in which Tehran's top military commander was killed. 
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Schiff: I haven't seen intelligence that 'taking out' Soleimani would 'stop the plotting'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House Jan. 6 panel to pursue criminal contempt referral for Bannon Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he has not seen intelligence suggesting that killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani would prevent the planning of future attacks against the U.S.
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Schumer: 'We do not need this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a major war'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHispanic organizations call for Latino climate justice in reconciliation Senate to vote next week on Freedom to Vote Act To Win 2022: Go big on reconciliation and invest in Latinx voters MORE (D-N.Y.) stressed Sunday that congressional approval is needed to enter a war, saying President Trump’s decision to order the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassam Soleimani brought the U.S. closer to that possibility.
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Senate Democrat: 'We learned the hard way in the Iraq War' that administrations can 'manipulate' intel
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenGOP tries to take filibuster pressure off Manchin, Sinema Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden set to restore national monuments rolled back by Trump Markey: Senate must pass reconciliation package before global climate summit MORE (D-Md.) expressed skepticism Sunday about purported U.S. intelligence indicating Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US. drone strike, was planning an imminent attack, pointing to erroneous intelligence claiming Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Buttigieg: No one believes Trump considered all 'consequences' of Soleimani strike
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - US opens to vaccinated visitors as FDA panel discusses boosters Tucker Carlson mocks Buttigieg over paternity leave MORE said Sunday that President Trump has not considered the consequences of the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 
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Warren: 'Reasonable to ask' about timing of Soleimani strike ahead of impeachment trial
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.), a top-tier Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday it is “reasonable to ask” about the timing of the Trump administration's operation that killed top Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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Rubio: Trump has shown 'tremendous restraint' on Iran
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter MORE (R-Fla.) defended the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani by the United States, saying President Trump had shown “tremendous restraint” on Iran prior to the strike.
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Graham calls Iran 'the cancer of the Middle East'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter MORE (R-S.C.) called Iran “the cancer of the Middle East,” while saying he was glad one of the country's top military leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was dead.
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Pompeo: 'We're confident the Iraqi people want the United States to continue to be there'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the continued U.S. presence in Iraq even as the Iraqi parliament convened a special session to discuss expelling American troops after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qasim Soleimani in Baghdad.
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Murphy on Iraqi expulsion vote: 'You can already see the consequences to US security in the region' after Soleimani killing
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyExpats plead with US to deliver COVID-19 vaccines Growing number of Democrats endorse abolishing debt limit altogether Senate approves short-term debt ceiling increase MORE (D-Conn.) said a vote by Iraq’s parliament on Sunday to expel U.S. troops shows that the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike is already resulting in “consequences to U.S. security in the region.”
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