Senator David Perdue Talks Iran Deal on Fox Business Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday discussed the Iran nuclear agreement and the security threats it poses to the free world with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto Coast to Coast. Bipartisan disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement continues to grow. This week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), third-ranking Senate Democrat, and Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member, officially announced their opposition to the deal.

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Partisan Rhetoric Reveals Desperation: “We are hopeful this won’t be a partisan issue. We are hopeful that people will look at this document in its entirety with all the other comments and information we received over the last few days and make a non-partisan decision. This is bigger than me. It’s bigger than our parties. This is about our national security and frankly, I think the President is desperate for a deal at any cost. That’s unfortunate.”

Weak Argument Suggests False Choice: “Their argument is this is not a great deal, it’s the best deal we can negotiate, and we need to try it and we’re in no worse position in the future. This is a bad deal. It does not achieve what the President himself said he wanted, and that is to preclude Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. I believe this deal does not do that. I’ve been very measured in my approach to this, but the evidence here in this document shows me that we are in a weaker position in 10-15 years at the end of the sunset period to hold Iran accountable and preclude them from becoming a nuclear weapon state.”

60-Day Congressional Review Period Exposes Weaknesses: “We took a non-partisan approach in our Foreign Relations Committee and passed it unanimously to get this 60-day review period for this very reason. That’s to give us time to get information about what’s in this deal. Now that we have seen this deal and we are getting all the other testimony around the other information that is important here. We’re seeing the weaknesses in the deal.”