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Emmer Standing Firm Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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Sep 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

St. Cloud, Minn (KNSI) - Congressman Tom Emmer says the Obama Administration had no intention of ever bringing the Iran nuclear deal to congress in the first place.

"What they did was instead of calling it a treaty, they called it an agreement, because from their perspective, if it's not a treaty than it's not subject to the constitutional ratification process."

Even if the GOP controlled House and Senate vote against the agreement, creating a law disapproving it, the president could then veto that law and the agreement would take effect.

"It's completely different than what our founders intended in terms of ratification of a treaty," Said Emmer.

It appears President Obama has support from enough senators to sustain a veto.

Two of the biggest parts of the agreement Emmer opposes are the language about anytime, anywhere inspections which he says actually will come with 3 weeks lag time, and 400 names in the agreement of known terrorists who would have their backgrounds scrubbed.

"And they could go back to doing business around the world like nothing happened."

Emmer is asking people to call their Senator and let them know what they think about the deal.

Emmer was on with KNSI's Ox in the Afternoon. Listen to the full interview here.

 

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