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Gov. Scott: Withdrawing From Ineffective And Dangerous Iran Deal Protects America And Allies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. 


Governor Rick Scott said, “Last week I called on President Trump to withdraw from the reckless deal because it is naïve to think that the same people who chant ‘death to America’ and vow to destroy the entire state of Israel will be honest and play by the rules. Israel is our friend and our ally and I am always going to stand with them – not those that wish harm against Israel. The president made the right move today by scrapping the Iran Deal and re-imposing sanctions against the Iranian regime. The deal has done very little to stop Iran from staying on the path of developing a nuclear weapon, and a nuclear Iran is a dangerous proposition to the United States, Israel, and our other allies in the region. I look forward to the Administration pursuing ways to make sure we keep these weapons out of the hands of the Iranian regime.”

 

Governor Rick Scott has long opposed the Iran deal, including joining governors across the nation on a letter to the Obama administration in 2015. The Governor also wrote a letter to President Trump last week urging him to scrap the deal after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented evidence of Iran’s nuclear weapons initiative, including details about Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons, despite the agreement being in place.

 

In contrast, Bill Nelson wants to continue to believe that the Iran deal is a good one.

  

As the Iran deal led by Obama was completed in a way that did not require Congressional approval, Congress was given multiple opportunities to disapprove of – and therefore, end – the deal. Bill Nelson voted against ending the deal three times, as shown below…

 

In September 2015, Nelson Voted Against Ending the Iran Deal. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S. Amdt. 2640 To H.J. Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #267: Cloture Motion Rejected 56-42, 9/17/15, Nelson Voted Nay)

 

In September 2015, Nelson Voted Against Ending the Iran Deal. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would replace the measure with a joint resolution that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S. Amdt. 2640 To H.J. Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #265: Cloture Motion Rejected 56-42, 9/15/15, Nelson Voted Nay)

 

In September 2015, Nelson Voted Against Ending the Iran Deal. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would replace the measure with a joint resolution that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S.Amdt. 2640 To H.J.Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #264: Cloture Motion Rejected 58-42, 9/10/15, Nelson Voted Nay)

 

While Bill Nelson has said that withdrawing from the deal would lead to Iran acquiring nuclear weapons in two or three months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week presented thousands of Iranian documents detailing Iran’s past nuclear weapons development program and a failure by Iran to declare those activities. See Bill Nelson’s statement below….

 

VIDEO: Nelson Supports The Nuclear Agreement With Iran Because, If The Status Quo Was Left In Place, Iran Would Acquire A Nuclear Weapon In Two Or Three Months. “.. Right now, if we walk away from the agreement, Iran can develop a nuclear weapon in two to three months. If we agree to this agreement, which has its flaws, at the very least they will not produce a nuclear weapon until after ten years and probably after fifteen years. All the safe guards are in place.” (Sen. Bill Nelson, Remarks At The Forum Club, 8/28/15)

 

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