GOP leaders silent after Trump admits he's in over his head on Iran


Trump's dangerous Iran admission was greeted with silence by Republican leaders.

Republican leaders have been silent for hours after Trump tweeted about his incoherent policy on Iran.

On Friday morning, Trump confirmed multiple reports that he had called for bombing Iran but changed his mind even as military assets were in the air.

"If Obama had called off air strikes, the media would demand he get the Nobel Peace Prize. Such a double standard," wrote Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, trying to bolster Trump's ego.

Despite the danger for U.S. military and civilians, senior Republicans have not officially weighed in on the mess.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last addressed the Iranian issue in a tweet from Thursday morning. His office did not bother to issue a press release addressing Trump's actions.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been tight-lipped on Trump's fumble on the world stage as well. Instead of weighing in on Iran, McCarthy spent Friday morning focused on data privacy issues.

McConnell and McCarthy's deputies in Congress also avoided addressing the problem.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the House Minority Whip, promoted a tweet about anti-choice actions in the House, but nothing about the possible loss of life in the Middle East. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the assistant Republican leader, didn't bother to make any statement on Trump's actions.

Other top Republican senators also ignored the topic. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa,, John Barrasso of Wyoming, and Roy Blount of Missouri had nothing to say about their party leader's misfire.

Prominent Republican senators who have beat the war drums, like Florida's Marco Rubio and South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, were also silent.

In the House, other Republican leaders held their fire as well.

The most recent tweet from Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), head of the House Republican Conference, was a message from Thursday afternoon praising the GOP tax scam. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, commented Friday morning on the Congressional Gold Medal Award, but not Iran.

Trump's behavior highlighted that he is a danger to America and global stability. But Republicans couldn't be bothered to say anything about it.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.