VP Joe Biden unleashes a scathing attack against GOP over Iran nuclear talks

US-POLITICS-WOMEN-OBAMA-BIDEN“In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country – much less a longtime foreign adversary – that the President does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them,” the vice president said.

US Vice President Joe Biden unleashed a scathing attack against Congressional Republicans on Tuesday, accusing them of “undercutting” the Obama administration as it attempts to negotiate an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

“The letter sent on March 9th by forty-seven Republican Senators to the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressly designed to undercut a sitting President in the midst of sensitive international negotiations, is beneath the dignity of an institution I revere,” Biden wrote.

The vice president, who is also the president of the Senate, echoed the sentiments expressed earlier by the White House, which accused Republicans of partisan interference in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, this after 47 caucus members sent a letter to Tehran warning of their intent to undermine any future multilateral agreement.

Opposed to the deal under discussion, which would temporarily cap, restrict, roll back and monitor Iran’s nuclear work, Senate Republicans informed Iran that such a deal would be a “mere executive agreement” without a vote of congressional approval.

“The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen,” reads the letter, written by Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), a junior senator, “and any future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest responded harshly, characterizing the letter as the “continuation of a partisan strategy to undermine the president’s authority.”

Republicans have “a long and sordid history” of choosing war over diplomacy, Earnest said.

“This letter, in the guise of a constitutional lesson, ignores two centuries of precedent and threatens to undermine the ability of any future American president, whether Democrat or Republican, to negotiate with other nations on behalf of the United States,” Biden said. “Honorable people can disagree over policy. But this is no way to make America safer or stronger.”

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46 Responses to VP Joe Biden unleashes a scathing attack against GOP over Iran nuclear talks

  1. Ametia says:

    3-12-15 @6:50 p.m. CT

    SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,0000

    WHITE HOUSE PETITION
    TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION 249,674

  2. The. Shit. Has. Hit. The. Fan. GOP is cutting & running, now claiming their treasonous letter to Iran was just a joke.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/11/1370069/–47Traitors-In-Retreat-Now-Say-They-Were-Just-Joking-GOP-Senators-Denounce-Each-Other#

  3. Ametia says:

    McCain told Politico that:

    “I saw the letter, I saw that it looked reasonable to me and I signed it, that’s all. I sign lots of letters.”

    McCain’s statement, reported late on Tuesday when the furor over Cotton’s letter had become a national scandal, seems clearly intended to minimize his actions by making them seem commonplace and inconsequential.

    http://www.vox.com/2015/3/11/8190671/mccain-iran-letter

  4. Ametia says:

    How white GOP saw themselves pre -2008

  5. Ametia says:

    FYII MEDIA & ANYONE ELSE WHO THINKS THEY GOT THE 411

    3 CHICS STARTED PUSHING THE DRIVE TO GET THE WH PETITION SIGNED VIA TWEETING. SO MSM gets paid for whatever they call reporting, but won’t give credit to TWITTER and the Tweets we send out. WE SEE YA’LL. ALL OF YOU!

  6. Ametia says:

    Keep RE-TWEETING,THAT PETITION SG2!

  7. Ametia says:

    SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,0000

    CURRENT

    TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION 152,588

  8. Ametia says:

    SoS John Kerry weighs in

  9. Ametia says:

    The Republican Party as a whole. forget the fucking tea party bullshit have declared war on our Untied States President -Barack Hussein Obama, and have since 2009!

  10. Ametia says:

    MAJOR FUCKING FAIL Reminds me of that weasel Paul Ryan.

  11. Ametia says:

    Oops! Will 47 #GOPTratiors’ Amateur Move End up Helping Obama Make a Deal with Iran?
    Spandan Chakrabarti March 10, 2015

    When Senate Republican amateur, I mean freshman, Tom Cotton of Arkansas organized an open letter to the government of Iran in an attempt to circumvent and sabotage the Obama administration’s leadership in negotiations with Iran, he wasn’t counting on setting off the huge backlash it has generated.

    Vice President Biden – a veteran of the Senate – has called the letter beneath the dignity of the Senate, pointing out that the GOP signers ignore 200 years of American tradition and undermine the ability of future presidents – of any party – to negotiate on America’s behalf.

    Sens. Boxer and Sanders openly accused the 47 Republican signatories of the letter of wanting to force the United States into another war in the middle east, as had the letter had its intended effect in causing Iran to withdraw from the negotiations, war would become more likely.

    The president himself was even more blistering and unforgiving. Gunning straight for the GOP’s patriotism racket, the President wondered aloud about Congressional Republicans making common cause with Iranian hardliners.
    “”It’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran,” Obama said of an open letter from Republicans who have questioned the prospect of a nuclear agreement. “It’s an unusual coalition.””

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2015/3/10/will-the-goptratiors-amateur-ploy-end-up-helping-the-president-strike-a-deal-with-iran#disqus_thread

  12. Ametia says:

    3-11-15 @ 852 A.M.

    SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,0000

    TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION 140,823

  13. Ametia says:

    NO SHIT BERNIE

    • Ametia says:

      The #GOP ________ To Prove Their Patriotism.

      (a) Shutdown Gov’t
      (b) Defunded DHS
      (c) Committed Treason
      (d) All Of The Above✔️

      #47Traitors

  14. rikyrah says:

    clydetheslyde @clydetheslyde

    47 Republican Senators are now officially acting like the President’s crazy ex-girlfriend.

  15. racerrodig says:

    “They want the USA to go to war under PBO’s presidential watch.”

    Pretty accurate assessment,to be sure. They’re doing the most they can to make the racial divide in the USA as great as possible, strip the blue collar people of every penny they have and go to war. Lets face it both Bush Presidents invested millions in Raytheon snd several other companies that make hi-tech weapons THEN went to war. There could not possible be a greater example of insider trading than that. Imagine our leader thinking “……hey….I got it !!! I’ll make tons of money AND get that Hussein guy………yeah,that’s the ticket !!”

    Then his son says and does the same thing……

    Of course these are the same politicians who want everyone with a gun in their hand…..well, at least everyone who’s emboldened that is.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Eric Wolfson @EricWolfson

    Tom Cotton’s #47Traitors is what happens when you spend over 6 years trying to make #Obama “a 1-term president.”

  17. rikyrah says:

    Sheryl Kaye @SherylKaye_

    The 47’s letter to Iran is also akin to a cou. It’s an attempt to over throw our leader’s ability to protect & negotiate on our behalf.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Ride or Die Joe rocks!

  19. VP Joe Biden put his foot in those treasonous 47 senators a** and broke it off in them.

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