Thursday, March 12, 2015

Unlikely: Rand Paul claims to have signed open letter to Iran to “strengthen the president’s hand”

The correct answer should be to stop a bad deal.

Via Reason:
In an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the Todayshow this morning, Matt Lauer skipped over the motivation for Senate Republicans’ open letter to Iran and asked Paul instead whether if he were president he would want a group of senators “undermining” his delicate negotiations.
Paul rejected the premise, claiming he signed the letter because he wanted to “strengthen the president’s hand” by reminding Iran of the U.S.’s own hardliners. Paul also reiterated that sanctions on Iran would have to be lifted by Congress.

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