'Absolutely insane': Republican senators turn on Trump over Iran briefing
Utah senator Mike Lee claimed Wednesday’s meeting on the airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on military issues”, while Kentucky senator Rand Paul described the information as nothing “I hadn’t seen in a newspaper already”.
"It was probably the worst briefing I've seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate," Mr Lee told reporters following the briefing, given by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mark Milley, CIA director, Gina Haspel; the defense secretary Mark Esper; secretary of state, Mike Pompeo; and acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.
“I find this insulting and demeaning. They had to leave after 75 minutes while they’re in the process of telling us that we need to be good little boys and girls and run along and not debate this in public. I find that absolutely insane. I think it's unacceptable.”