John McCain is at it again.
The self-proclaimed “maverick of the Senate” is about to stab Donald Trump and America in the back again.
And the scope of his betrayal is leaving Americans shocked.
During the Presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to tear up Barack Obama’s Iran deal.
Obama negotiated a deal that funned $150 million to the rogue government in Tehran and set them on a path to acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Trump is facing an October 15th deadline to recertify the deal, and reports out of Washington say that Trump will pull the U.S. out of the agreement.
By decertifying the Iran deal, Trump will restore the separation of powers Obama violated by now giving Congress the chance to impose the sanctions that Obama’s Iran deal lifted.
But some Republicans in Congress are panicking over any attempt to change the status quo.
Chief among them is Arizona Republican John McCain.
“But while congressional Republicans unanimously opposed the nuclear deal two years ago, there’s far less unity on how quickly the GOP-led Congress should move to “snap back” sanctions that were lifted as part of the Iran agreement. Doing so would effectively dismantle the 2015 deal.
Even a few defections would make a difference in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 52-seat majority. Democratic senators, even those who opposed the nuclear agreement two years ago, want the deal to remain in place. As it stands now, enough Republicans are undecided that GOP leaders would struggle to corral the votes needed to reimpose sanctions.
The choice could land on Capitol Hill later this month, if Trump declines to certify by an Oct. 15 deadline that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. The agreement lifted stiff sanctions against Iran that had been in place for decades in exchange for significant restrictions on the nation’s nuclear program.
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) made clear he’s undecided on whether to reimpose sanctions, saying in an interview that “we’ll have to look and see what that does.”
“I don’t think that we should relieve Iran of its obligations,” said Flake, who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee. “They realize the benefits already of the sanctions relief. And now, to be in a position where they could get out from under the protocols under the agreement, that’s what I’m worried about.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters recently that he is “still looking at” the issue and remains undecided. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she wants to see the evidence on whether Iran has been compliant with the deal or not.”
Once again it is Congressional Republicans led by John McCain who are fighting Trump and scheming to block him from fulfilling his campaign promises.
It was McCain who twice provided the decisive vote to kill efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Now he could lead the charge to keep a deal in place that rewards a terrorist regime with nuclear weapons.
McCain’s tenure in the Senate has already been marked by betrayal of the Republican Party and its voters.
But by working to keep the Iran deal in place, he has extended his treachery to all of America.