Angry Dem Lawmaker Calls Out President Trump For Death Of Navy SEAL (TWEETS)


Oh snap.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) fired shots at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his relentless disparaging of the news media. According to Lieu, if Trump paid more attention in intelligence briefings, Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens may not have died.

Lieu went on a tweetstorm on Sunday, writing:

‘Note to @realDonaldTrump: Perhaps if you focused less on @nytimes and more on intelligence reports, SEAL Owns wouldn’t be dead right now.’

‘I & others requested answers about #Yemen raid & death of SEAL Owns. @POTUS is stonewalling. What did Trump know?’

Owens was killed in January following a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen. The raid, which failed to accomplish its primary goal of killing or capturing terrorist leader Qassim al-Rimi, ended up killing 14 al Qaeda operatives and several civilians, including an 8-year-old American citizen.

Al-Rimi is one of the top most wanted terrorists in the world as he is the leader of al Qaeda forces in Yemen.

The White House claimed the raid was “a successful operation by all standards,” however Lieu’s tweets make it clear that the public won’t be duped by Trump’s blatant misrepresentation of the facts.

Last week, Owen’s father called for an investigation into his son’s death.

‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death to prevent an investigation,’ he said. ‘I want an investigation. The government owes my son an investigation.’

Bill Owens refused to meet with the president, who went to his home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to pay his respects to the family. During his son’s funeral, Mr. Owens sat in another room.

Questioning the president’s choice to send his son on the mission in the first place, he told the Miami Herald:

‘Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration? Why? For two years prior, there were no boots on the ground in Yemen — everything was missiles and drones — because there was not a target worth one American life. Now, all of a sudden we had to make this grand display?’

Even Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) questioned the success of the raid, leading Trump to take to Twitter to lampoon him for supposedly “emboldening the enemy” for questioning his call.

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