Babin Votes to Reject President Obama’s Nuclear Deal with Iran

Published 2:42 pm Friday, September 11, 2015

Special to The Leader

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) voted today to reject the President’s nuclear agreement with Iran, because it ultimately paves the way for a nuclear-armed Iran and threatens the security and safety of the American people.  Babin also joined his colleagues in the House in passing legislation that determines the President has failed to follow the law by not providing Congress the full and complete Iran nuclear agreement, including the widely reported “secret side deals”.  By withholding these details, the House voted to suspend the President’s ability to lift economic sanctions that are currently levied against Iran.

Babin spoke passionately on the House floor in strong opposition to the President’s deeply flawed deal with Iran, while warning his colleagues this could be the most consequential vote of their lifetime.  To view the video, please click here.  The transcript is as follows:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose this deeply flawed, dangerous, and unacceptable deal that President Obama has struck with the Islamic Republic of Iran and its leader, Ayatollah Kihmeni.  To even stand here in the People’s House of the greatest nation the world and discuss this course of action taken by the President is both shameful and embarrassing for our country.

 “The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. They have the blood of thousands of American soldiers on their hands. They lead chants of ‘Death to America’, who they call the ‘Great Satan’, and burn our flag in their streets.  They declared just last week with certainty that Israel, who they call the ‘Little Satan’ will be wiped off the map in no less than 25 years.  This plan allows Iran to build a nuclear bomb in no less than 15.  You do the math.

 “The President’s deal with a terrorist nation allows them to continue their nuclear program and gives them over $150 billion to fund worldwide terrorism.  A vote for this deal, with all of its dire implications for the future of our children and grandchildren, could well be the most regrettable vote that a member of Congress will ever take in his or her career.”