Conservative radio host Mark Levin ripped the media and Democrats for not being harsh enough on the Iranian regime while discussing President Donald Trump's national address Wednesday night.
"One hundred and fifty billion dollars to Iran. They're not using it on infrastructure, they're not using it to feed their people, they're not using it for good," Levin said, referring to funds that became available to Iran due to the United States unfreezing assets during negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal. "They're using it for the military state that it is. That's what they're doing."
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"And yet the apologists and the appeasers and the supporters for this regime in our media and the Democrat Party just keep at it," he continued. "And Susan Rice among others say, ‘Well, it was their money to begin with.' The reason that money was withheld by past administrations is because it's a terrorist regime. And that's what you do with terrorist regimes. You deal with them at all levels, including economic and financial."
Levin praised President Trump's mention of 1,500 deaths that occurred during protests across Iran in December 2019. The deaths occurred after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered a crackdown on demonstrations. The protests began over an increase in gasoline prices and soon spread across the country to the capital city of Tehran, according to Reuters.
"The Islamic Republic is in danger. Do whatever it takes to end it. You have my order," Khamenei told senior Iranian officials.
"And how many people at CNN and MSNBC and in the New York Times and the Washington Post and the rest of them have spent any amount of time talking about those 1,500 brave souls who were tortured, raped, and slaughtered. None of them," Levin said. "The victims of this regime get no attention. None."
"How about Nancy Pelosi? She cares about the little guy. Nope. She cares about Muslims. Nope. How about Omar and Tlaib? Don't they care about these people? Nope," he said.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a resolution Thursday to limit President Trump's war powers on Iran in the wake of Iranian rocket attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq.