Rep. Mast: Dems Tried to ‘Steal’ Moment to Reflect on Soleimani

January 19, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Rep. Brian Mast, a retired Army Ranger and double amputee, Friday accused congressional Democrats of trying to “steal” a moment of reflection during a hearing held earlier this week to discuss U.S. foreign policy concerning Iran in the wake of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s death.

Mast, R-Fla., told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that during the hearing, he told lawmakers they should reflect on what Soleimani’s death means to military members who were killed during the war on terrorism.

“If you walk out this hallway, you are going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members from the war on terror,” Mast told lawmakers. “I would ask, can any of you provide me one name on that wall that doesn’t justify killing Soleimani?”

Mast said he had two minutes and 30 seconds to speak and that he would sit and wait for a response, and after a short time, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-NY, told Mast he’d “made his point” and that he was “out of order.”

The congressman appeared on the program with Virginia Republican congressional candidate Rob Jones and Wisconsin Republican congressional candidate Jason Church and argued that the criticism of the operation to take out Soleimani proves the need for more veterans in Congress. All three men lost their legs while in combat.

Mast said he wanted to force members of Congress to answer his question, not to “give them a pass on it,” but instead they “tried to steal a moment of reflection about our fallen service members — friends of mine, friends of Jason, friends of Rob —  because it didn’t fit their political agenda.”

“They tried to silence us; we can’t let them do it,” he said.

via newsmax

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  1. Truela Rogers

    January 19, 2020 @ 3:25 pm

    I watched. It was horrible…like talking through a moment of silence for fallen comrades. My son died in service to his country. I wouldn’t want him treated as you were. God bless all of our active duty and veterans who continue to serve! Let’s vote in more veterans who understand what our nation stands for!🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

    • Chloe

      January 20, 2020 @ 3:30 am

      TR, you are so right on! Where is the left’s patriotism? All they think about is their pocketbooks, not others. I’m so sick of this government (if one can call it that). Get them all out & start fresh, start with HONEST people & SERVICE people. It’s time to reform this country like Trump is trying to do.

  2. Terry Hays

    January 19, 2020 @ 3:37 pm

    I am absolutely angry with demoncrats for all the lack of discipline and for the game’s and lack of respect for our American service men and women and citizens let’s turn this around and get the socialists out of our government VOTE

    • Chloe

      January 20, 2020 @ 3:32 am

      If you are a person of prayer, PLEASE pray that Bernie doesn’t get in. That is socialism and look @ countries that are going down the tubes because of socialism. that is EXACTLY where USA will be if Bernie gets in.

  3. Lisa

    January 19, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

    If that alone isn’t a reason to get them out I don’t know what is. If it was for the terrorist they would probably do it. It’s a disgrace these democrats are even in charge of running this country and that they’re trying to take the president’s power. He has proven that he cares. I support the military and our country. My father and father-in-law both served. I’m sure some of these democrats had family who served too. When Omar has the nerve to laugh when talking about the dead soldiers she should had been imprisoned right there for treason, along side her squad. Nancy and all who felt sorry for this terrorist should have been impeached and imprisoned because she had committed treason if you look at the definition in the amendments. The senate cannot allow them to getaway with what they’re doing. They need to be held accountable. They would do it if the president laughed. Then they would say it’s a disgrace and he broke the amendments because then they’re all about the constitution only when it fits there needs. They have broken it more times than I can count but yet they keep getting away with it. Please Rep Mast talk to your constituents and do something.

  4. Larry Truex

    January 19, 2020 @ 4:23 pm

    Remember next November, No Democrat left standing!

  5. Boris Kushnir

    January 19, 2020 @ 5:06 pm

    We must to demand from FOX New, I would say on Taker Carlton show, for every Dambcrat answer on Mast Q!!! In case any of them say Salemany more valuable then even one American Patriot according to constitutuion and breach of oath they must be immediately to resign or being expelled from, not just congress, but any public services even they resign!

    In case they say soldier’s on the wall and any time they support foreighn and not American interest there will be no resignation! They must be expelled!

    I also believe it is a time to inforce Israel policy on conceal weapon’s including military personal carring AR-15! It especially essential as sick Bernie campaign promice civil war if this stabborn, selfish self killer ego maniac will not win…? And it doesn’t matter how…?

    Just interesting why they din’t threatened Killary but even praised her for scam on Bernie…? Seems it’s impossible to assign any logic when dealing with Democrats/Socialists/Facsists – DSF

    VOTE TRUMP 2020!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  6. Kerry Hansen

    January 20, 2020 @ 2:53 am

    Remember it was the terrible last president, obama, who wanted the men and women in our military to pay for their own health insurance!

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