During a Sunday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren inferred that President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike to kill Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani as a way to distract people from impeachment.
"We are not safer today than before Donald Trump acted. I think that the question we ought to focus on is why now? Why not a month ago? Why not a month from now?" Warren asked. "And the answer from the administration seems to be they can't keep their story straight on this. They pointed in all different directions."
The Massachusetts senator compared the Trump administration's explanation into the killing of Soleimani to the call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying the goal was for President Trump to advance his own political agenda.
"What happens right now? Next week the President of the United States could be facing an impeachment trial in the Senate. We know he's deeply upset about that and I think people are reasonably asking, 'Why this moment?' Why does he pick now to take this highly inflammatory, highly dangerous action that moves us closer to war?" Warren asked.
Tapper followed up by asking the senator directly if she believes Trump killed Soelimani to distract from impeachment. Of course, she wouldn't come out and directly say that.
"Look, I think people are reasonably asking the timing and why it seems to be the administration has all kinds of different answers," she replied.
Specifically, Warren took issue with the White House's explanation and the lack of consistency. She said the Trump administration claimed attacks were imminent and then the story changed that Soleimani was killed to prevent future attacks.
Did Warren miss the memo? Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was "100 percent" confident Soleimani approved the Dec. 27th attack on an Iraqi military base that killed one American. Was President Trump supposed to wait to take out a terrorist until the Democrats were done with their bogus impeachment sham?
Elizabeth Warren on the Qasem Soleimani strike: "I think that the question that we ought to focus on is why now? Why not a month ago and why not a month from now? And the answer from the administration seems to be that they can't keep their story straight on this." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/3KOzhS6zzb— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 5, 2020