There is bipartisan disagreement on “imminent” nature of Iran threat to US
From CNN’s Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb
There appears to be bipartisan disagreement on the “imminent” nature of the threat Iran and Qasem Soleimani posed to the US, following today’s briefing for members of the House of Representatives.
“Nothing that was said today says that to me” the threat was imminent, said Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Ohio. “The presentation did not in any way show it was imminent.”
Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, disagreed, saying CIA director Gina Haspel provided a briefing that was “exhaustive in terms of the number of attacks and planned attacks that had been contemplated and why the need for action was necessary.”
He argued that Soleimani will be hard for Iran to replace.