Democratic congressional leaders and presidential candidates who had great criticism towards President Trump for what he did to Iran have become incredibly silent. “The protests on the streets of Tehran and beyond have turned their rage toward the regime — and not the Trump White House,” said Fox News.
So far among the 2020 Democratic candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have spoken out to support people. According to a Fox news report: “The protesters have railed against the government following the shoot-down of a passenger plane that the Iranian government initially denied involvement in — Tehran later admitted they downed the jet in a misfire during attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq, following Trump’s takedown of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.”
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Quiet, after earlier criticizing the Soleimani strike and in some cases even faulting President Trump for the fatal plane crash.
Dems Silent on Iran Protests as Demonstrators Blame Regime, not Trump, for Plane Crash https://t.co/na2DFiYsJU
— Junkyard Dogs (@baileyjer) January 13, 2020
Trump’s political opponents have been almost entirely silent, but he has issued statements supporting demonstrations “after earlier criticizing the Soleimani strike and in some cases even faulting Trump for the fatal plane crash.”
An Iranian journalist, Yashar Ali, called others out for being too silent: “I’ve gone through some of the most active and prominent liberal Twitter accounts and none of them mentioned the Iran protests today. These same people were actively tweeting about wanting to avoid war and attacking Trump for his decision.”