Democrats are "dead wrong" if they believe the White House overemphasized intelligence regarding potential threats from Iran, according to a top Republican senator.
Host Harris Faulkner asked Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman James Risch on "Outnumbered Overtime" Democrats' claims the Trump administration "exaggerated" Iran intelligence are grounded in fact.
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"The Democrats are dead wrong on that," Late. Risch, R-Idaho, said that he and other top lawmakers have been following the relevant intelligence for some time.
Risch went on to say that the Trump administration has taken responsible steps in return to the potential threats.
The administration center Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford to letter lawmakers Tuesday on escalating tensions with Tehran.
"Our efforts and our ultimate objective over the past days has been to Iran, "Pompeo said.
However, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., One of the most vocal critics of potential military action in Iran, said going to war in Iran would be "worse than the war with Iraq." Iraq is supposedly having weapons of mass destruction, "Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said." A war with Iran would be an absolute disaster, worse than the war with Iraq. I hope the people tell this administration that we will not go to war in Iran. ”Risch said recently Iran intelligence shows that the" velocity "of certain events has increased.
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He said that if lawmakers in the closed-through meetings with Pompeo and the other officials did not think that a "serious situation was defused by some very professional work," they "just don't get it."
Fox News' Alex Papas contributed to this report.