Thursday | September 10, 2015

Scott: Senate Democrats Afraid to Have Real Debate on Iran Deal

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked debate on the President's nuclear deal with Iran.

"By not allowing a final vote on the President's terrible deal with Iran, Senate Democrats are attempting to silence the voice of the American people. The actions of the vast majority of my colleagues on the left today show that they are afraid to have a real debate on this incredibly important issue - a deal that puts our national security at risk, endangers the state of Israel and places the future of the entire Middle East in doubt.

Perhaps one of the few Democrats to speak against the deal said it best, when he said, 'the very real risk that Iran will not moderate and will, instead, use the agreement to pursue its nefarious goals is too great.' Unfortunately, it appears too many of my colleagues have taken the President's foreign policy motto to heart, and want to continue leading from behind.

The Senate must return next week and vote on this deal - the stakes are too high for too many."

Related Issues:  Foreign Affairs