During a Saturday night interview with Fox News' Jesse Watters on "Watters World," White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed Democrats continually defending Iranian Qud Force General Qasem Soleimani. She accurately described them as "apologists," the Daily Caller reported.
According to Conway, the 2020 Democrats had no idea what to think of President Donald Trump's order to kill Soleimani.
“I also think the 2020 crowd really didn’t know what to do with this because they’re stuck. Nobody cares what they say. Nobody pays attention to these town halls anymore," Conway explained. "They’re starting to feel the Bern again. The guy who beat Hillary in 22 contests in the primary is raising all this money and is in it to stay and if you’re a socialist on economic policies, we know what your foreign policy is. They’re becoming apologists for the bad guys and that’s very disappointing.”
In a mocking way, she asked about Mayor Pete Buttigieg's "wine cave," a reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) claim that the South Bend, Indiana mayor shmoozes rich people.
“[Pete] Buttigieg, what did he want the president to do?” the White House counselor asked. “Is he going to invite Soleimani into the wine cave? We think that we know where Soleimani is and belongs. We think [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi is looking very lonely in hell and needed a roommate.”
Buttigieg has been an outspoken opponent of Trump's actions against Soleimani. These are just a few tweets:
We still don't know much about the president’s decision-making on Suleimani. But we do know that military efforts to defeat ISIS are now on hold. We know that Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops. We know that our embassy in Iraq remains under fire.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 5, 2020
We are not safer.
When I am Commander-in-Chief, military action will not come as a surprise to congressional leaders of either party. pic.twitter.com/F9bDP0ZG8n— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 6, 2020
Attacking cultural monuments in Iran would be a war crime under international laws. We are a nation of laws. We will act to keep America safe, not destroy cultural sites like the Taliban and ISIS have done. And my administration’s orders will not put our troops in legal jeopardy.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 7, 2020
The world needs America. But not just any America.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 9, 2020
It needs an America free from entrapment in endless war and prepared to focus on future threats.
It needs an America that doesn’t send troops into conflict without a clear understanding of what will come after.
The world needs an America ready to reverse the rise of authoritarianism while supporting democracy at home and among our allies.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 9, 2020
It needs America to be the best it’s ever been, and now it falls to us to set the future of our nation.
Let us choose well.
Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 9, 2020
My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight. https://t.co/zWaVgWxfdL
What's interesting is Buttigieg just last week said that he would give President Donald Trump credit for taking out Soleimani once he learns how the president came to the decision and the implications of Soleimani's death.