Democratic congressman calls briefing on Soleimani strike 'sophomoric and utterly unconvincing'

Rep. Gerry Connolly.
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Democrats emerged from a briefing on President Trump's decision to authorize a drone strike killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani unconvinced it was justified, while Republicans came away more convinced than ever that it was.

After a briefing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday about the strike against Soleimani, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week was to disrupt an "imminent attack" that the administration has not provided details about publicly, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, told reporters he's still unpersuaded.

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