Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is in hot water after “repeating the lies of the Iranian regime” and claiming that Trump provoked Iran in a tweet posted Sunday evening.
On Sunday, Waters tweeted that President Trump gets “no credit” for “so-called stopping the strike against Iran.”
“Why was the unmanned drone in Iran’s airspace?” she asked. “Why the surveillance? Don’t provoke and then pretend innocence.”
Trump, you get no credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran. Why was the unmanned drone in Iran's airspace? Why the surveillance? Don't provoke and then pretend innocence.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
The tweet comes in the wake of Iran shooting down a U.S. drone over international waters last week. Iran claimed it was flying in its airspace and accused the U.S. of being “provocative,” much like what Waters suggested Sunday.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed Waters for repeating the Iranian regime’s manufactured talking points.
“This is a shocking comment from a House Committee Chairwoman. She is literally repeating the lies of the Iranian regime,” Crenshaw tweeted. “What a disgrace.”
“Maxine Waters’ hate for Trump runs so deep that she is willing to take Iran’s side over the word of our military,” he added.