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Yahoo News: Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general

Washington, January 8, 2020
Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general

By Dylan Stableford - 01/08/2020

One of President Trump’s most vocal defenders in the House, Georgia Republican Doug Collins, pushed the envelope of political commentary by saying Wednesday that Democrats “mourn” the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed a week ago by an American airstrike in Iraq.

There is no evidence any Democrats were mourning Soleimani’s death.

Collins, appearing on the Fox Business channel, was discussing an upcoming vote on a resolution that would limit the president’s ability to unilaterally order military action.
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“Last night @RepDougCollins claimed that Democrats ‘love terrorists’ because we oppose war with Iran,” Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., tweeted. “This kind of lie has been told through history by people who couldn’t justify killings or convince people to go to war. What an absolute disgrace.”

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