Thursday, February 26, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry: Congress has no role in approving nuclear deal with Iran

John KerryThis certainly sums up how the Obama administration feels about Congress.

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran should not have to go through a “formal approval process” in the U.S. Congress.

“I don’t think there ought to be a formal approval process.

“You certainly have a right to have whatever hearings and whatever further examinations you want to have, if a deal is struck. I mean, that’s your prerogative at any point in time. And ours is to respond to you.

"I believe this falls squarely within the executive power of the President of the United States in the execution of American foreign policy.

“And he is executing thoroughly all his responsibilities of consultation, but in the end this is the President’s prerogative.

“You can always decide to oppose it one way or the other, as you might. Our hope is that we will consult, work together, not set up predetermined barriers that make it difficult to get to an agreement," Kerry said to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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