South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham stated “Ted Cruz and House Republicans” are “trying to help Obama” because “Obama’s nightmare is a debate and a vote” on the Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
Graham said he was “glad” to see fellow GOP presidential candidates Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump speaking out against the deal. He continued, “At the end of the day, I’ve got one goal, Neil, I want every member of Congress to vote on this deal. I want to put it on the president’s desk. If we don’t do that, we’re doing the Congress a disservice, the people a disservice, and the next president a disservice. I want to make Barack Obama veto Congress’ disapproval.”
He added, “Obama’s on the phone right now trying to get Democratic senators to not let this deal go to a final vote. At the same time, you’ve got some, you’ve got Ted Cruz and House Republicans trying to help Obama. Obama’s nightmare is a debate and a vote. He doesn’t want a debate on the floor of the Senate, an up or down vote on a motion to disapprove, because 58 senators, bipartisan, 58 senators will reject this deal. He doesn’t want that, and apparently our House colleagues are trying to help him, even though they don’t want to help him. This will be the biggest mistake in foreign policy for the Republican Party in a very long time, if we don’t require every member of Congress to vote on this deal.”
Graham later stated, “Here’s what I think will happen. Two Democratic senators are going to say ‘Yes, we should vote. I will vote to support the deal, but it’s too important not to have a debate and a vote.’ 98 to 1 we voted on this process. So, [Sen.] Harry Reid (D-NV) is trying to change the rules in the middle of the game, and apparently, some Republicans are trying to help Harry Reid and Barack Obama. The worst thing the Republican Party could do is avoid a vote on Barack Obama’s deal with Iran. Let’s have a vote. We will get a bipartisan majority against the deal. He will veto it. It will marginalize the deal. And the next president will have a better opportunity to get us a better deal, if Obama has to veto Congressional disapproval.”
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