Warren Dodges Questions Asking if Soleimani Was a Terrorist 3 Times - WATCH
2020 hopeful dogges questions on ABC's 'The View'
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren avoided questions on her stance regarding President Donald Trump's order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani three times during an ABC interview on "The View."
"This is a man who obviously is responsible for hundreds of American troops’ deaths, carnage that we can’t even imagine," McCain said Tuesday to Warren.
"The Treasury Department and the State Department have both designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. I don’t understand the flip-flop," McCain added.
"I don’t understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist, and I would just like you to explain the change."
McCain's question came in context with Warren releasing two statements on Soleimani's death.
Warren initially called Soleimani a "murderer" before receiving backlash from the left.
She then released a second statement, predictably bashing Trump for issuing the order to kill the Iranian general.
Warren sidestepped the question by diverting to the United States and the Iraq War.
McCain asked Warren a total of three times whether Soleimani was a terrorist before she finally admitted he was.
Trump on Monday defended taking out Soleimani during a call to conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh’s show.
The President contended that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama should have removed Soleimani a long time ago, calling the general a “terrorist.”
“This should have been done for the last 15-20 years,” Trump said.
“Him in particular. He was their real military leader, he’s a terrorist, he was designated as a terrorist by Obama, and then Obama did nothing about it.”
Trump also noted that Soleimani was responsible for providing anti-tank bombs and IEDs to terrorists to aid targeting American troops in the Middle East.
“Much of that stuff was made in Iran. He should have been taken out a long time ago,” Trump said.