Durbin: Bolton and Pompeo Are ‘Itching for a War with Iran’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “are itching for a war with Iran, pure and simple.”

Durbin stated, “John Bolton and Secretary Pompeo are itching for a war with Iran, pure and simple. And they have been for a long time. This idea of walking away from the agreement, the treaty we had with Iran to stop their development of nuclear weapons was the first step, and now they are trying to find provocations by the day. Make no mistake, the Iranians are not good actors. They are bad actors in many respects, but if they think — if the administration thinks the American people are looking for a third war in the Middle East, I think they’re wrong.”

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