Lee: Senators Growing More Frustrated Every Day With Iran Deal

Friday on Fox New Channel’s  “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), author of “Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document,” discussed the latest tweet from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, which contradicted the Obama administration’s framework fact sheet on the potential nuclear deal with Iran.

Lee said because no one is sure there is an actual deal, the Republicans are very close to getting enough Democrats on board for a veto-proof majority to make sure Congress has a say and explained, “Members of the Senate are growing more and more frustrated every day with the state of these discussions.”

On Ayatollah’s tweets, Lee said, “Well this adds to the concern that I have about these negotiations, about the condition of the purported deal and whether or not there is a deal at all. I’m often asked whether I support this deal. And my response is frequently, I don’t know whether I support it, because I don’t know what it is. In fact at this point, I’m uncertain whether there is an ‘it’ at all.”

On getting a veto proof majority to override Obama’s deal, Lee said, “I think we’re getting closer and closer to where we might see passage of something like the Corker-Menendez bill. It is difficult to say exactly what form that will take at the end of the day. I think members of the Senate are growing more and more frustrated every day with the state of these discussions. And they’re also growing more and more concerned with the ramifications that could follow from a deal, if a deal is in fact achieved along these lines. One that doesn’t require Iran to do anything as a condition precedent for having any sanctions lifted.”

He added, “I think it is entirely possible. And it is a moving target at this point. So it is difficult to say. I think we’re very, very close to where we could have 67 votes to override something along these lines.”

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