Warren Caves: 'Of Course' Soleimani Is a Terrorist

January 7, 2020

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Tuesday admitted Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was a terrorist after refusing to condemn the terror master in prior interviews.

"So he's not a terrorist?" ABC's The View host Meghan McCain asked.

"Of course he is," Warren said. "He's part of a group that our federal government has designated as a terrorist."

McCain initially asked Warren why it was difficult for her to call Soleimani a terrorist. The senator evaded McCain's question several times before calling Soleimani a terrorist.

Soleimani led the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps which trained, funded, and armed Iran-sympathetic terrorist groups in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and around the Middle East. Such groups have killed thousands, including hundreds of Americans. The United States designated the Quds Force as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq, including a December 27 attack that resulted in the death of an American contractor. Soleimani also approved the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad that took place last week.

Warren's initial response to the Soleimani strike called the general a "murderer." In a second statement, the senator referred to the strike as an "assassination" of a "senior foreign military official."