Frustrated senators fumed that they have more questions than answers after listening to a detailed administration briefing on the trade of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, with one going so far as to threaten impeachment if President Obama uses this as an opening to shutter Guantanamo.
“If [President Obama] just tried to empty that jail, people would be calling for his impeachment,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said.
Officials from the State Department, Pentagon and intelligence agencies briefed lawmakers late Wednesday in an attempt to ease the mounting criticism surrounding the deal to free Bergdahl, who was held in captivity by the Taliban for five years.
However, many said the briefing did little to quell their concerns, the most pressing of which is that the five traded Taliban leaders could return to the battlefield.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said when asked if the officials thought the five released Gitmo prisoners would attack Americans, they said they did not know.
“But there will be hell to pay if we find they go on to kill Americans,” Kirk said.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he left the briefing with more questions than answers. Republican Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss agreed.
“I don’t see how anybody can walk out of there with any kind of comfortable feeling that the administration from a notification standpoint, and I emphasize that, did what they should have done or what they had the opportunity to do. I mean, it was like they didn’t trust Dianne (Feinstein) and me,” he told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on “On the Record.”
Even though prominent Democrats have been questioning this “deal”, the leftmedia is still trying to portray any misgivings about it as a right wing media (read: Fox News) partisan attack.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot today. Why would the administration and its press monkeys behave any differently. This formula has been working for almost six years. Just a week ago, the VA scandal was going to be the thing that finally got to them. Now they’ve done this to distract from that. As this continues to go off the rails, they’ll go out and screw something else up as a distraction.
There is no limit to the amount of incompetence in Team Lightbringer but there is also no end to the MSM devotion that will keep them covering for their beloved Idiot King.