Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) slammed the Biden Administration for taking the first step to restart negotiations with Iran in order to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, giving up leverage by providing sanctions relief and its willingness to trust a regime that recently attacked Americans.
The Biden administration said Thursday took the first major step toward restoring the 2015 nuclear deal, discarding former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” on the Islamic Republic by removing the restoration of United Nations re-imposed international sanctions.
President Trump slammed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for trying to take credit for the “historic peace deal” the Trump Administration brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pointing to the former vice president “weak” foreign policy that included the “terrible deal with Iran.”
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said President Trump decision to launch the airstrike…
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) slammed the administration classified Iran briefing on the strike that killed one of Iran’s top generals, Qassem Soleimani last week, calling the closed-door meeting “insulting and demeaning.” “What I found so distressing about that briefing was that one of the messages we received from the briefers was, ‘Do not debate. Do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran. And then if you do, you’ll be emboldening Iran,’” Lee told reporters in a heated press conference following the briefing. “I find this insulting and demeaning to the Constitution of the United States.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will vote Thursday on a resolution limiting President Trump’s military action with Iran without congressional authorization. “Last week, the Trump Administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials,” Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday. “The Administration took this action without consulting Congress. This action endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran.”
The House is moving forward with @RepSlotkin's War Powers Resolution limiting the President’s military actions regarding Iran. The Admin must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy which prevents further violence. https://t.co/i3KU9bqWqh pic.twitter.com/9bwnjBMjnz— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020