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Jan 15 2020

Eloquent Silence

Politics is largely theater. Yesterday, Brian Mast (R-FL) took to the stage for a star performance.

Since nothing Trump does could ever be right, Democrats have been attacking him for taking out the fiend Qasem Soleimani. Rep Mast, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, asked for any one of them to speak up and name the American lost in the fight against Islamic terrorists whose death did not justify killing Soleimani, a terrorist mastermind responsible for killing hundreds of Americans in Iraq.

Via Daily Caller:

“I want to ask a question which some people may call rhetorical,” Mast said, promising to yield his time to any of his colleagues who could answer. “If you walk out this hallway and you take a right and another right and another right, you are going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members [from] the War on Terror. I would ask, can any of you provide me one name on that wall that does not justify killing Soleimani. I got 2 minutes and 30 seconds, I will be more than happy to sit here and wait. Somebody provide me the name on the wall that does not justice his killing.”

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, did not enjoy the ensuing silence. Becoming unhinged, he raged that Mast was “out of order”:

On tips from Varla and Mr. Freemarket.

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