President Barack Obama told Congress to be quiet regarding his “deal” with Iran over the latter’s nuclear weapons program. Now he’s sending his guy who sits in the Secretary of State’s chair to tell them directly.
[Secretary of State John] Kerry said he would brief House members on Monday and senators on Tuesday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to take up the legislation on the same day.
The administration should be free to negotiate without interference until the June 30 deadline for a final agreement, Kerry said on CBS’ Face the Nation.
Kerry also said that Congress should “hold their fire” regarding the “deal” until it’s finalized.
The Corker-Menendez bill only would give Congress to the authority to approve or disapprove that finalized deal on an up or down vote. It wouldn’t even be relevant until there is a final deal on which to pass judgment. There’s no fire here to hold.
Is what’s being “negotiated” so fragile that enacting legislation that has effect only after negotiations have been completed would interfere with those negotiations? If that’s the case, just what is it that’s actually being negotiated, and with whom?
Oh, wait—just be quiet. Your Betters are on the job.