GOP Rep criticized for shocking statement on ISIS attack in Iran

“We have recently seen an attack on Iran and the Iranian government, Mullahs,” Rohrabacher said, “believe it’s Sunni forces that have attacked them. This may signal a ratcheting up of certain commitments by the United States of America. And as far as I’m concerned, I just want to make this point and see what you think. Isn’t it a good thing for us to have uh, the United States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us? Isn’t that a good thing?”

“And if it’s so,” he added, “maybe this is a Trump uh, maybe it’s Trump strategy uh of actually supporting one group against another, considering that you have two terrorist organizations.”

“Those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State,” responded panelist Dr. Matthew Levitt, “it’s never in our interest to support a terrorist group like the Islamic State. We should condemn the attacks in Tehran as we would any act of terrorism, even as we hold Iran accountable for its sponsorship of terror.”