An already heated battle between the White House and Republicans over negotiations to curtail Iran’s nuclear program grew more tense Monday when 47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran designed to kill any potential deal.
The White House responded by accusing the Republicans of conspiring with Iranian hard-liners, who oppose the delicate negotiations, and suggesting that their goal was to push the United States into a military conflict.
“I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran,” President Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. “It’s an unusual coalition.”
Vice President Biden blasted the letter as “beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”
“In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which Senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the President does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them,” Biden said in a statement.
What are these legislators thinking? Their behavior is unprecedented. Why would these senators cozy up to the Iran hardliners? Why would they assume that they are there to sit down along side the president and negotiate treaties?
I believe Hillary Clinton has it right. They either want to aid the rogue regime or they want to do anything they can to disrupt the President, regardless of what it does to the country. Apparently they chose war over peace.
I find their behavior despicable and treasonous. Perhaps they can go ride in a tank with the Iranian head-honchos, you know, sort of like Jane Fonda. I see almost no difference other than Fonda was a lot younger than most of them. In essence, 47 senators found common cause with terrorists. I find those that signed to be stupid, self-serving and impetuous.