• Democrat Hypocrisy: Senators Deciding Foreign Policy Apart from the President?

    Surge Summary: If the Democrats were alarmed  that President-elect Trump’s presumptive national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn might have met with a Russian official, why then are Democratic Senators openly contacting an Iranian official in 2020? Seems like hypocrisy of the most odoriferous order.

    by Gary Bauer

    Remember when James Comey and Andrew McCabe sent FBI agents over to the White House to interview Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then President Trump’s national security advisor?  They were concerned about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.  Some even suggested that Flynn violated the never-enforced Logan Act.

    His life was destroyed by overzealous, hyper-partisan prosecutors.  Three years later, he’s still waiting for a resolution of his legal case.

    So I assume that FBI agents will be stopping by the office of Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) any day now, especially since he was one of the most vocal critics of Flynn’s conversations with Ambassador Kislyak.

    Murphy just returned from the Munich Security Conference and announced that he and other Democrat senators met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif.  Murphy said, “If Trump isn’t going to talk to Iran, then someone should. . . A lack of dialogue leaves nations guessing about their enemy’s intentions.”

    I think we need to know more about this meeting.  Does Connecticut have a foreign policy now?  Was Murphy sent by Chuck Schumer?  Was he representing Senate Democrats?  That would be an interesting question to ask.

    And what did Murphy tell the Iranians?  He says he urged Zarif to release American hostages and to stop supporting terrorism.  Well, that’s what the president is saying.  In other words, Murphy went all the way to Europe to repeat what Trump is saying loud and clear.  Really?

    There’s no reason in the world to meet with the Iranians.  But let’s not ignore the 800-pound mullah in the room.  Every leading Democrat is committed to rejoining Barack Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.

    Just like John Kerry urging Iran to “wait out” Trump, we should know whether Murphy urged the regime against making any concessions now in the hope that “President Sanders” will appease the tyrants of Tehran next year.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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