Never mind that members of Congress have been trying to sabotage this nuclear deal with Iran from day one, Sen. Bob Corker now wants us to believe that he and his cohorts were actually being helpful.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday that any deal concerning Iran's nuclear program should have to get through Congress, which would examine it inside and out.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Thursday’s tentative framework for an Iran accord was too important for President Obama to handle without help. He said a stronger deal for America’s national security could come with congressional input, much like the sanctions that brought Iran to the bargaining table in the first place.
“The American people want someone to tease out all the details of this deal,” Corker said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“They understand this is one of the most important geopolitical deals of this decade,” he continued. “Congress needs to play a role.”
Corked also said that the threat of congressional oversight had already helped the U.S. and its allies drive a harder bargain with Tehran during negotiations over the last 18 months.
“We know we have already played a positive role,” Corker argued.
“I think everyone would say that congressionally mandated sanctions helped in a strong way get Iran to the table,” he concluded. “The fact that they knew Congress was going to weigh in helped them get us a deal that isn’t worse.”
They were already trying to take credit for the economy getting better even though they've done everything within their power to make the recovery as weak as possible. Now they're trying to take credit for how this nuclear deal is going. What's next?