The House of Representatives gave Barack Obama some devastating news this week when they defied his precious deal with Iran by passing legislation that would effectively block any sales of Boeing aircraft to Iran.
“The American people gave us a mandate to fight radical Islamic terrorism. Preventing aircraft sales to the world’s leading terror state is a pretty good start,” stated a senior GOP aide with knowledge of the legislation, according to Conservative Tribune.
“Clearly this is a top priority for House Republicans. We are making this the first bill we put on the floor after the election,” the aide added. “The Boeing-Iran sale is a great opportunity for President-elect Trump to claim an early national security win.”
The House voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the Iran Sanctions Act in a 419-1 vote. The Washington Examiner reported that the only vote against it came from Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
“It’s no secret I’ve been a vocal critic of the Iran deal. It was a horrible idea at the time and it has proven even worse as we’ve learned about secret side deals and more unilateral concessions to the mullahs,” said Republican Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam. “But even those who supported the (nuclear deal) should support this bill. Nothing in the Iran deal obligates the U.S. to allow American banks to finance the Islamic Republic’s efforts to rebuilt its air fleet.”
The bill is expected to easily pass through the Senate, but Obama has already said he will veto it. The president reportedly sees the bill as a direct effort to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action deal reached between Iran, the U.S. and several European nations.
Yes, Barry, that’s pretty much the point…
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