Five Republican senators are sponsoring an amendment that would force the Biden administration to garner approval from the U.S. Senate before signing on to the disastrous Iran nuclear deal.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is leading the charge, joined by James Risch (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and John Barrasso (R-WY). Johnson told The Washington Free Beacon, “Our adversaries understand the Biden administration will chart the same weak and disastrous course as President Obama.”
“It’s clear the Biden administration is in the business of appeasing adversaries like Russia, state sponsors of terrorism like Iran, and its terrorist proxies like Hamas,” Johnson continued. “Instead of addressing the threats these actors pose, the administration will coddle the Iranian regime and ignore its malign activity throughout the region. … it is critical to the security of America and to world peace that any deal Biden negotiates with Iran be deemed a treaty requiring ratification by the U.S. Senate.”
The amendment, which has not yet been attached to a specific bill, states “any agreement reached by the president with Iran relating to the nuclear program with Iran is deemed to be a treaty subject to the requirements of article II, section 2, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States requiring that the treaty is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, with two-thirds of Senators concurring.” It adds that the “president may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions.”
President Reagan was right when he said you achieve peace through strength. Unfortunately, our adversaries understand the Biden administration will chart the same weak and disastrous course as President Obama. It’s clear the Biden administration is in the business of appeasing adversaries like Russia, state sponsors of terrorism like Iran, and Iran’s terrorist proxies like Hamas.
Instead of addressing the threats these actors pose, the administration will coddle the Iranian regime and ignore its malign activity throughout the region. Any potential agreement with Iran involves risks that affect our entire nation. It is critical to the security of America and to world peace that any deal Biden negotiates with Iran be deemed a treaty requiring approval by the U.S. Senate.
Risch echoed, “If the Biden Administration wants a deal with Iran that will survive successive administrations, it must engage in extensive, formal consultations with Congress. There is strong bipartisan consensus in the Senate that any agreement must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and address all facets of Iran’s illicit behavior, and this amendment will ensure these requirements are met.”
Rubio asserted, “I’m proud to join Senator Johnson in filing this amendment, which would ensure that any nuclear deal with Iran be submitted to the Senate. As the Biden Administration seeks to provide the brutal regime in Tehran with sanctions relief, we must ensure we defend our interests as well as those of our regional allies.”
“While it is unlikely any Democrats will break ranks to support the effort, several Democrats, including Senators Ben Cardin (Md.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), and Bob Menendez (N.J.), broke ranks with the Obama administration in 2015 to oppose the accord. The Obama administration was ultimately able to enter the accord by skirting Congress,” The Free Beacon noted.
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