President Trump can’t do anything right as far as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are concerned.
The two “resistance” leaders have made it known they’re not fans of the new president, and it’s become increasingly clear that he could cure cancer and they’d criticize him for putting research scientists out of work. Such is the case regarding President Trump’s decisive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Pelosi and Schumer both supported the president’s actions yet still managed to find a way to criticize him over the airstrikes. In separate statements, they praised our military for its “professional” conduct while at the same time scolding Trump for not asking their permission to carry out the counter-attack.
From the Washington Examiner:
“Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do,” Schumer said in a statement released late Thursday. “I salute the professionalism and skill of our Armed Forces who took action today.”
“Tonight’s strike in Syria appears to be a proportional response to the the regime’s use of chemical weapons,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Following the missile launch at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, some Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for not asking Congress’ permission before choosing to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at an airbase in west Syria where it’s believed Tuesday’s chemical weapon attack originated.
Schumer did warn, however, that the Trump administration must “come up with a strategy and consult with Congress before implementing it.”
Pelosi echoed those concerns, calling on the White House to ask Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force if it plans further action against the regime of Bashar Assad in order to “prevent another open-ended war in the Middle East.”
How nice. Again, it’s evident that regardless of what Trump does, it’s not going to be right in their minds.