Dems Silent as Iranian Protests Shift Focus From Trump to Regime

  • 2020-01-13
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Dems Silent as Iranian Protests Shift Focus From Trump to Regime
 
Democrats were quick to condemn President Trump and cheer Iranian protesters when their focus was on President Trump.

Now that Iranian protesters are protesting the murderous Iranian regime Democrats are silent.

According to Fox News:

Democratic congressional leaders and presidential candidates who were unsparing in their criticism of President Trump for the escalation with Iran over the past two weeks largely have gone silent now that the protests on the streets of Tehran and beyond have turned their rage toward the regime — and not the Trump White House.

Even as videos emerged online Monday that purportedly show Iranian police and security forces firing live ammunition to disperse protesters, so far among the 2020 Democratic candidates only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have spoken out in support of the people.

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Trump has issued statements supporting the demonstrations, but his political opponents have been almost entirely silent — after earlier criticizing the Soleimani strike and in some cases even faulting Trump for the fatal plane crash.

Journalist Yashar Ali, who is of Iranian descent and has friends and family there, called out the left for being silent when it comes to the protests, in a viral Twitter thread about the situation.

Biden's response is likely why he continues to lead or remain toward the top of the Democrat primary field.
 

 Source: TTN

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