Bennet sides again with president and terrorists for Iran Stimulus Package
DENVER—Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet once again sided with President Obama, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and the leading state sponsor of global terrorism by blocking an up-or-down vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal. The final vote was 56 to 42.
Last week, Bennet voted with the Gang of 42 to prevent a vote on the bipartisan-backed disapproval resolution and adamantly defended his vote at Club 20’s annual fall meeting held at the Two Rivers Convention Center while admitting, “Iran is the biggest exporter of terrorism in the world, Iran is anti-Semitic, Iran has threatened the existence of Israel, Iran has threatened our existence, Iran has done nothing to earn the validation of its nuclear program.”
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Sen. Michael Bennet had a second chance to stand on the right side of history but instead chose to silence the American people. The Gang of 42 chose to hold the American people hostage and prevent an up-or-down vote on the controversial and widely-opposed Iran Stimulus Package.
“Bennet is on the wrong side of history and his votes for the president’s agenda stands against Coloradans who are opposed to giving terrorists nuclear weapons, arms, cash, ICBMs and the means to deceive the world on their nuclear weapons capabilities.
“Members of Congress have been held hostage by an inconsistent and defiant minority in the Senate. History will remember this display of partisan blindness and the violent consequences of this deal will be on the Gang of 42’s hands.”
A recent CNN/ORC poll said 59 percent of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling America’s relationship with Iran and 49 percent of those surveyed want Congress to reject the deal.
Public opinion of the deal has dropped like a rock over the summer, according to the Pew Research Center. In early September, just 21 percent of adults polled by Pew approved of the agreement, down from 33 percent in mid-July.
As the Iran Nuclear Deal debate began in Congress, Iran’s “Supreme Leader” said that Tehran will not expand talks with the United States beyond the international negotiations over its nuclear program and “predicted that Israel would not exist in 25 years.”
According to the Associated Press, Khamenei said America remains the “Great Satan” and warned that general cooperation with Washington would allow it to “penetrate” the Islamic republic.
The Associated Press released a shocking report that revealed Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a military site where it is suspected of conducting nuclear weapons work, under the terms of a secret agreement it signed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
According to Newsweek, the unprecedented arrangement, which would, “involve Iranian personnel providing photos, videos and environmental samples from the Parchin military complex to the IAEA,” has fueled “concerns that the IAEA investigation of Iran’s past work on developing nuclear warheads will amount to little more than a public relations exercise.”
Multiple senior officials have said the Iranian nuclear deal will help the Islamic Republic fund its global terrorist operations. Their terrorist operations include the financial backing of Hamas and other regional groups.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog responsible for the oversight of Iran’s implementation of the nuclear deal said “it will run out of money next month” and asked member countries to “increase funding the costs of its monitoring, which will rise to $10 million a year.”
The Iran Nuclear Deal, reached with the U.S. and five other world powers, is set to take effect on Sept. 17 unless both chambers of Congress pass the disapproval resolution.
Bennet released the following statement in July:
“We will carefully scrutinize the terms of this agreement. The stakes are high, and the details of this deal matter. A good deal could bring greater stability to the Middle East, more security throughout the world, and help avoid escalation in the region. Congress has an important responsibility in this process, and playing politics right now is the last thing we need.”