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White House Chief of Staff Begs GOP To Drop Stance On Iran

Reports are surfacing that on Saturday night White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough wrote a letter to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on behalf of President Obama demanding that the U.S. Senate drop their hard stance on Iran and let the White House lead the negotiations with Tehran.

Corker is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and one of the 47 Senators who signed the open letter to Iran regarding the negotiations over their nuclear program.

The letter makes it clear that Congress will have a vote and final say in the matter, but that their current legislation on the issue would have a “profoundly negative impact,” on the ongoing negotiations.

“We agree that Congress will have a role to play — and will have to take a vote — as a part of any comprehensive deal that the United States and our international partners reach with Iran.”

Of course, the White House gives a compliment sandwich and leaves their talks open-ended to undermine the U.S. Senate. It’s also a different tune than the White House has been giving all along when it comes to Iranian negotiations.

“However, the legislation you have introduced in the Senate goes well beyond ensuring that Congress has a role to play in any deal with Iran. Instead, the legislation would potentially prevent any deal from succeeding by suggesting that Congress must vote to ‘approve’ any deal.”

The letter continued, “The Administration’s request to the Congress is simple: let us complete the negotiations before the Congress acts on legislation.”

TRANSLATION: The Administration does not want your input. We’re going to do things our way, with or without you.


Matt Schuck

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Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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