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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Emmer Speaks in Strong Opposition to Iran Deal

September 11, 2015
Blog Post

On September 10, 2015 Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) spoke on the House Floor voicing his strong opposition to the Iran Deal.

The American people have spoken and overwhelmingly oppose the P 5 +1 agreement.

Our allies in the region, who know Iran best, oppose this deal.

The President, enabled by Senate Democrats, continues to live in fantasy land.

The President’s track record in the region is appalling : Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Benghazi, the Reset with Russia, Redlines in Syria, his failed ISIL strategy and his catastrophic withdrawal from Iraq just to name a few.

Now, handing billions, intercontinental ballistic missiles and a legal pathway to a nuclear weapon to Iran.

The American people deserve the truth, rather than lies and half truths about snapback sanctions, secret side deals, anytime-anywhere inspections, Iran’s right to enrich uranium or plutonium and as we stand here today, Congress’s role in this bad deal.

Members of Congress must ask themselves two questions:

Does this deal make us more secure?

Does this deal make us more safe?

The answer to both questions is a resounding no!

Secretary of State John Kerry said, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” I couldn’t agree more.

I yield back.