Boehner Concerned About Sanctions on Iran

From Breitbart:

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) insists, following President Obama’s remarks on negotiators’ nuclear deal, that Congress must be allowed to review any deal that involves the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

“The president says negotiators have cleared the basic threshold needed to continue talks, but the parameters for a final deal represent an alarming departure from the White House’s initial goals,” Boehner said in a statement Thursday.

According to the Speaker, his most pressing concern is the administration’s position on sanctions.

“My longtime concerns about the parameters of this potential agreement remain, but my immediate concern is the administration signaling it will provide near-term sanctions relief,” he said. “Congress must be allowed to fully review the details of any agreement before any sanctions are lifted.”

Boehner spent this week leading a delegation throughout the Middle East, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a critic of the deal, Wednesday.

“After visiting with our partners on the ground in the Middle East this week, my concerns about Iran’s efforts to foment unrest, brutal violence and terror have only grown,” the Ohio lawmaker said. “It would be naïve to suggest the Iranian regime will not continue to use its nuclear program, and any economic relief, to further destabilize the region.”

He concluded by reiterating that Congress will continue to hold the administration to account on the deal.

“In the weeks ahead, Republicans and Democrats in Congress will continue to press this administration on the details of these parameters and the tough questions that remain unanswered,” Boehner said. “We will stand strong on behalf of the American people and everyone in the Middle East who values freedom, security, and peace.”


If Boehner wants to review the sanctions, he’d better go retrieve the documents himself, because O sure as hell isn’t going to hand them over voluntarily.

Boehner has caved to O at every opportunity, yet he says these bold words – “…hold the administration to account on the deal.” And then he really outdid himself with this one –  ” We will stand strong on behalf of the American people.”

Really?? Since when? April Fool’s Day was Wednesday, John.


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9 Responses to Boehner Concerned About Sanctions on Iran

  1. tiretramp says:

    John Boehner uses April Fool all year. Starts Jan 1 ends Dec30.

  2. Hardnox says:

    I’m not holding my breath on Boner holding anyone accountable. So far he is 0%. Talk is cheap and that’s really all we have heard. True the House has passed hundreds of bills under his leadership and got stalled because of Reid BUT where’s the beef? No excuses no that McConnell is Senate leader.

    • Kathy says:

      And speaking of mealy-mouthed McConnell, why haven’t we heard from him? Boehner shouldn’t be the only one telling I mean, making statements.

  3. tannngl says:

    More bloveating by republicans who are in charge.

    I don’t see any values or morals in this bunch of republican lawmakers. They love their power and $$$$. Why would we think they would be FOR us??? When right after the election in 2014 they turned around and thumbed their noses at us on immigration?
    We’re just being tyrranized by a puppet government.

    • Kathy says:

      So true, tannngl, the only difference in the puppets is the initial behind their name. They’ve had control for 3 months and haven’t fixed one single thing.

  4. Uriel says:

    Good rant Kathy and as we have seen truth. Boener will definitely Not be willing to go head to head on this even though he went to Netanyahu. Unless our more conservatives push. Plus Oslitthroat taking out his main Demo threat as an example may keep even them from helping even if they wanted to. Demo’s won’t buck his arseness if it means their sins will be exposed I bet.

  5. clyde says:

    “Hold the Administration accountable “. REALLY ? Since frigging WHEN? You two assholes will agree on this over golf, I’m sure. Screw him, and the jackass he rode in on.

  6. vonmesser says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it.