Bennet silent on Reid “playing politics” with Iran Deal
DENVER—Today, reports were released that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., a key supporter of the Iran Deal, may filibuster a Senate vote on the disapproval of the deal. The Iran Deal has bipartisan opposition and while senators on both sides of the aisle are lining up to declare their position on the deal, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has remained silent.
According to Politico, Reid told the National Clean Energy Summit:
“I felt cautiously optimistic that we would have enough votes to sustain a presidential veto. That seems pretty clear to me. As far as procedurally stopping this bill from moving forward, I am not giving up hope on that. I know it’s a long shot, but I hope it can be done.”
Both Reid and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Monday that, “at least a few of the undecided Democrats will support the deal.”
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Sen. Michael Bennet will be a key vote on the disapproval of the Iran Deal, and he seems to have no problem with Sen. Harry Reid ‘playing politics,’ while he sits silently on the sidelines. Coloradans deserve to know where Bennet stands. Iran’s mission is to extend jihad across the face of the world and nothing could be more dangerous than empowering them and playing politics with this foolish, sinister deal.”
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.”
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.”