Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard seemed to call President Donald Trump "Saudi Arabia's bitch" in response to his reasoning on Tuesday of why the U.S. was standing by Saudi Arabia despite evidence its top leadership murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who also serves as a major in the Army National Guard, tweeted this out on Wednesday:
Gabbard's tweet comes amid widespread criticism on both sides of the aisle of Trump's statement, in which he said "The world is a very dangerous place!" and reasoned that it would be foolish to cancel billions in defense contracts with the Kingdom over the "unacceptable and horrible crime" against Khashoggi that the Saudi Crown Prince maybe did "or maybe he didn't" know about.
The CIA concluded the Crown Prince personally ordered the killing, according to CNN.
Gabbard seemed to take issue with Trump echoing a number of Saudi talking points about the killing. The congresswoman has been criticized in the past for doing similar for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Still, Trump has sanctioned 17 Saudis "known to have been involved in the murder," he said.
Besides Gabbard, other Republicans criticized Trump's statement, including Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Bob Corker of Tennessee, and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina.
"When we lose our moral voice, we lose our strongest asset," Graham tweeted.
Staff Sgt. John Eller conducts pre-flights check on his C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 3 prior to taking off from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii for a local area training mission. Sgt. Eller is a loadmaster from the 535th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
CUCUTA, Colombia — The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure Saturday on beleaguered Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, dispatching U.S. military planes filled with humanitarian aid to this city on the Venezuelan border.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval.
A pair of U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron VF-211 Fighting Checkmates in flight over Iraq in 2003/Department of Defense
Since the sequel to the 1986 action flick (and wildly successful Navy recruitment tool) Top Gun, was announced, there's been a lot of speculation on what Top Gun: Maverick will be about when it premieres in June 2020. While the plot is still relatively unclear, we know Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and he'll be joined by a recognizable costar: The iconic F-14 Tomcat.
It looks like the old war plane will be coming out of retirement for more than just a cameo. A number of recently surfaced photos show an F-14 Tomcat aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, alongside Cruise and members of the film's production crew, the Drive's Tyler Rogoway first reported earlier this week.