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  • BAGHDAD THAT KILLED AN

  • IRANIAN GENERAL.

  • LET'S BRING IN

  • REPRESENTATIVE ELISE

  • STEFANIK HOUSE INTELLIGENCE

  • COMMITTEE AND HOUSE ARMED

  • SERVICES COMMITTEE.

  • ELISE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

  • BEING HERE THIS MORNING.

  • ED: GOOD MORNING.

  • PETE: THE PRESIDENT MAKES

  • THIS BOLD CALL, RIGHT?

  • WHILE THE MEDIA THEN KICKS

  • INTO OVERDRIVE.

  • HERE IS A COUPLE THINGS THAT

  • CAUGHT OUR EYE.

  • FIRST, A TWEET FROM "THE

  • WASHINGTON POST."

  • THIS IS HOW THEY FRAMED IT

  • INITIALLY.

  • BREAKING NEWS, AIRSTRIKE AT

  • BAGHDAD AIRPORT KILLS IRAN'S

  • MOST REVERED MILITARY LEADER

  • QASSEM SOLEIMANI.

  • IRAQI STATE TELEVISION

  • REPORTS.

  • WELL, NOT TO BE OUTDONE.

  • HERE IS HOW THE REST OF THE

  • MEDIA FRAMED THIS ATTACK.

  • WATCH.

  • >> SOLEIMANI AN ICONIC

  • MILITARY LEADER.

  • >> A REVERED FIGURE.

  • >> SOLEIMANI IS DIFFICULT TO

  • CONVEY HOW REVERED HE IS HE

  • IS REGARDED AS PERSONALLY

  • AND CREDIBLY BRAVE.

  • THE TROOPS LOVED HIM.

  • >> THINK OF SOMEBODY

  • THINKING OF DEGAL.

  • >> BRILLIANT MAN.

  • CARDINAL.

  • HE WAS THE MACHIAVELLI.

  • >> EVEN MANY OF SOLEIMANI'S

  • ENEMIES ADMITTED HE WAS A

  • MILITARY GENIUS.

  • >> LET'S ASSUME FOR A MINUTE

  • THAT HE WAS AT THE BAGHDAD

  • AIRPORT AND DESERVED THIS,

  • OKAY.

  • JUST STIPULATE THAT.

  • LET'S JUST SAY THAT IT WAS

  • THE RIGHT DECISION TO TAKE

  • HIM OUT, BUT YOU HAVE, IN

  • THAT CASE, RIGHT DECISION,

  • WRONG COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

  • PETE: ALL RIGHT.

  • ELISE.

  • IT'S ONE THINK TO RESPECT

  • YOUR ENEMY.

  • WHOLE OTHER THING TO REVERE

  • THEM AS WE SEE.

  • >> THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE

  • EMBARRASSMENT.

  • IT IS CLEAR SOLEIMANI IS ONE

  • OF THE BLOODIEST TERRORISTS.

  • HE HAS EXPORTED GLOBAL

  • TERRORISM AND HE HAS BLOOD

  • OF AMERICAN TROOPS ON HIS

  • HANDS.

  • HE HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF

  • AMERICAN TROOPS.

  • I REPRESENT FORT DRUM TENTH

  • MOUNTAIN DIVISION ARMY SINCE

  • 9/11.

  • THOSE TROOPS HAVE RISKED

  • THEIR LIVES AND WERE

  • TARGETED BY SOLEIMANI AND

  • HIS QUDS FORCES THIS IS A

  • TERRORIST EXPORTED THROUGH

  • PROXIES WHETHER HEZBOLLAH,

  • HAMAS, AND HAS SOW DISORDER

  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST SYRIA,

  • YEMEN AND IRAQ.

  • HE SHOULD NOT REVERED IN THE

  • "THE WASHINGTON POST" AND

  • SHOULD APOLOGIZE AND RETRACT

  • THAT STATEMENT.

  • EMILY: WE HEARD AT THE END

  • OF THAT MONTAGE.

  • RIGHT ACTION, WRONG

  • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

  • HOW IS THAT RECONCILED WITH

  • YOU SITTING ON THE HOUSE

  • INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WITH

  • THOSE ON THE LEFT AND THOSE

  • IN THE MEDIA DECRYING THE

  • INTELLIGENCE AND SAYING THAT

  • THE INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE

  • CALLED INTO QUESTION AND

  • THAT THERE COULD NOT HAVE

  • BEEN AND THERE WERE NO

  • REPORTS OF THIS ESCALATION

  • AND IMMINENT THREATS ON

  • BEHALF OF THE IRANIAN AND

  • THE GENERAL?

  • >> WE SHOULD BE PRAISING

  • U.S. TROOPS AND OUR

  • INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.

  • THIS WAS A SUCCESS.

  • THIS WAS THE RIGHT DECISION

  • MADE BY THE RIGHT

  • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

  • WE HAVE SEEN IRAN'S

  • BELLIGERENCE IN THE REGION,

  • NOT ONLY TARGETING AMERICANS

  • BUT SHEDDING AMERICAN BLOOD

  • IN THE PAST MONTH.

  • WE HAVE SEEN THE TERRORIST

  • ATTACKS ON THE U.S. EMBASSY

  • IN BAGHDAD.

  • AND THIS WAS A PROPORTIONAL

  • EFFECTIVE RESPONSE.

  • THIS IS ABOUT DETERRING

  • IRANIAN AGGRESSION IN THE

  • MIDDLE EAST BUT MOST

  • IMPORTANTLY IT'S ABOUT

  • PROTECTING U.S. TROOPS.

  • WHICH OUR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

  • ALWAYS SHOULD DO.

  • ED: CONGRESSWOMAN

  • INTERESTING, THIS OBVIOUSLY

  • HAPPENED IN THE CONTEXT OF

  • THE 2020 ELECTIONS COMING

  • UP.

  • YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE

  • DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR

  • PRESIDENT AND FALLING ALL

  • OVER THEMSELVES TO CRITICIZE

  • THE PRESIDENT.

  • YOU KNOW, ELIZABETH WARREN

  • PUTTING OUT TWO DIFFERENT

  • STATEMENTS.

  • AND ALL OF THAT AND IT'S

  • INTERESTING.

  • BECAUSE THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

  • HAD A STORY ABOUT REPUBLICAN

  • WOMEN WHO MAY BE CRITICAL IN

  • THIS ELECTION IN TERMS OF

  • WHETHER THEY STICK WITH THE

  • PRESIDENT.

  • HERE IS THEIR VERSION.

  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN, THEY

  • CLAIM, ARE IN CRISIS.

  • IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, THEY

  • HAVE BECOME ENDANGERED

  • SPECIES ON THE POLITICAL

  • STAGE.

  • YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN WOMAN.

  • THE LAST I CHECKED AT THE

  • HOUSE INTELLIGENCE

  • COMMITTEE, YOUR VOICE WAS

  • BEING HEARD.

  • HOW DO YOU REACT TO THAT?

  • >> YEAH.

  • MY VOICE WAS HEARD LOUD AND

  • CLEARLY.

  • NOT ONLY IN MY DISTRICT BUT

  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

  • BUT THAT EDITORIAL IN THE

  • "NEW YORK TIMES" IGNORES THE

  • FACTS.

  • WE HAVE A HISTORIC NUMBER OF

  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN WHO ARE

  • RUNNING FOR OFFICE.

  • OVER 181.

  • I HAVE WORKED TO HELP

  • RECRUITED THOSE WOMEN AND TO

  • SUPPORT THOSE WOMEN.

  • WE HAVE EFFECTIVE

  • CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN

  • WOMEN RUNNING IN NEW YORK,

  • CALIFORNIA, KANSAS, TEXAS.

  • AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IN THE

  • SEATS THAT WILL DETERMINE

  • THE HOUSE MAJORITY.

  • AS YOU CAN SEE, DEMOCRATIC

  • NUMBERS ARE TANKING BECAUSE

  • OF THEIR OBSESSION WITH

  • IMPEACHMENT.

  • AND IT'S VERY SAD TO WATCH

  • DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR

  • PRESIDENT RUNNING FOR THE

  • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF JOB,

  • REFUSING TO CALL SOLEIMANI A

  • TERRORIST.

  • THE FACT THAT ELIZABETH

  • WARREN HAD TO RETRACT THAT

  • STATEMENT SHOWS WHERE THE

  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS GOING,

  • WHICH IS FURTHER AND FURTHER

  • TO THE LEFT.

  • AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE

  • AMERICAN PEOPLE AND VOTERS

  • WHO WILL DETERMINE THE NEXT

  • PRESIDENT, AND I BELIEVE

  • THAT NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP. PETE

  • REPRESENTATIVE, BECAUSE YOU

  • ARE A REPUBLICAN, TO THE

  • ELITE MEDIA, DON'T YOU COUNT

  • A LITTLE BIT LESS AS A

  • WOMEN'S ADVOCATE?

  • THAT'S HOW THEY SEE IT,

  • RIGHT?

  • >> THE ELITE MEDIA AND

  • ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA LOVES TO

  • ATTACK REPUBLICAN WOMEN.

  • I HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT

  • FIRSTHAND.

  • BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS

  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN ARE

  • FIGHTING BACK.

  • THEY ARE RAISING THEIR HAND

  • TO RUN FOR OFFICE.

  • AND AS I SAID, WE HAVE A

  • HISTORIC NUMBER OF

  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN WHO ARE

  • ALREADY ON THE BALLOT.

  • 181 ARE RUNNING FOR CONGRESS

  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

  • THAT'S MORE THAN EVER

  • BEFORE.

  • AND I THINK WE ARE GOING TO

  • RUN ON ISSUES LIKE STRONG

  • NATIONAL SECURITY, A BOOMING

  • ECONOMY, STRONGER BORDER

  • SECURITY, AND STANDING UP

  • FOR CONSTITUTIONAL

  • LIBERTIES.

  • THOSE ARE VALUES THAT WILL

  • ATTRACT REPUBLICAN WOMEN

  • VOTERS AND ATTRACT WOMEN

  • VOTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

  • ED: YOU KNOW BETTER THAN US,

  • CONGRESSWOMAN, WHEN YOU

  • STOOD UP AND HAD YOUR VOICE

  • HEARD YOU BECAME A TARGET.

  • WHAT DID THAT FEEL LIKE?

  • >> I DID BECOME A TARGET.

  • I WAS SMEARED BY THE

  • HOLLYWOOD LEFT.

  • PEOPLE LIKE ROSIE O'DONNELL

  • AND CHELSEA HANDLER.

  • EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK I

  • CHOOSE THE NORTH COUNTRY OF

  • NEW YORK OVER HOLLYWOOD

  • LIBERALS.

  • AND I CHOOSE MY DISTRICT

  • OVER PEOPLE LIKE GEORGE

  • CONWAY WHO ARE JUST VILE,

  • ANTI-TRUMPERS.

  • AND MY JOB IS TO FOCUS ON

  • THE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES

  • AND FOCUS ON REPRESENTING MY

  • DISTRICT, WHICH IS EXACTLY

  • WHAT I DID IN THE

  • INTELLIGENCE HEARINGS AND I

  • LED THE CHARGE IN FIGHTING

  • BACK AGAINST SCHIFF'S

  • PARTISAN SHAH RAIDS.

  • IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT ME

  • DONATE TO FIGHT SCHIFF.COM

  • TO HELP US FIGHT BACK

  • AGAINST THE HOLLYWOOD

  • LIBERALS WHO HAVE SMEARED

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