Whenever a military raid under the watch of Barack Obama resulted in the deaths of US military personnel and civilians, it was accepted as part of the hazards of the war on terrorism. When the same thing happens under Trump’s watch, the Democrats get in a snit and demand an immediate briefing in hopes of finding something they can use to crucify the President.
Democrats are demanding briefings on a U.S. raid on al Qaeda that left one Navy SEAL dead, along with an unspecified number of civilians.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) wrote to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) asking for an “urgent briefing.” Separately, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said in a statement that he requested a briefing from the Pentagon.
“Serious questions have been raised regarding a recent raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of an American sailor,” Gallego wrote. “I write to respectfully encourage our committee to request an urgent briefing from the Department of Defense and the administration on the planning and execution of this mission as well as on the decision-making process that preceded its approval.”
On Saturday, SEAL Team 6 conducted a raid aimed at gathering intelligence from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered the terrorist groups’ most dangerous branch.