Congressional Democrats emerged from a classified briefing presented by Trump administration officials on Wednesday afternoon and decried the \u0022sophomoric and utterly unconvincing\u0022 body of evidence that was put forth to justify last week\u0026#039;s assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.\u0022We did not get information inside that briefing that there was specific, imminent threat that we were halting by conducting that operation... I think it is likely because it doesn\u0026#039;t exist.\u0022 —Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) reacted to the briefing by saying that rather than showing Soleimani posed an \u0022imminent\u0022 threat as President Donald Trump and his top officials have repeatedly claimed, the military operation—based on the evidence presented—appears to be nothing more than a \u0022strike of choice\u0022 by the administration.\u0022I was deeply surprised at the lack of information presented by the administration regarding a specific imminent threat,\u0022 Murphy told reporters. \u0022We did not get information inside that briefing that there was specific, imminent threat that we were halting by conducting that operation.\u0022Murphy said that not being shown more substantial and convincing evidence was both surprising and saddening, but added, \u0022I think it is likely because it doesn\u0026#039;t exist.\u0022\u0022I was deeply surprised at the lack of information presented by the administration regarding a specific imminent threat,\u0022 Sen. Murphy says after briefing on intel behind U.S. strike killing Soleimani.\u0022... I think it is likely because it doesn\u0026#039;t exist.\u0022 https://t.co/qzNUfPV1bP pic.twitter.com/muaoHE9pqt— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2020Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, told reporters the briefing \u0022was sophomoric and utterly unconvincing.\u0022Connolly said he was \u0022unpersuaded about any evidence about the imminence of a threat that was new or compelling.\u0022Disgust with the presented case did not only come from Democrats. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), standing beside an equally unconvinced Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), told reporters after the closed-door session that it was \u0022the worst briefing I\u0026#039;ve had on a military issue in my nine years\u0022 serving in the Senate.\u0022I find this insulting and demeaning,\u0022 Lee added, telling reporters that he now plans to vote in favor of a War Powers Resolution put forth by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).