Sen. Deb Fischer takes to the floor of the United States Senate to denounce the Iran nuclear deal.
Fischer tells colleagues her difficulty in explaining opposition to the Iran nuclear deal is the sheer volume of problems with it.
“There is no simple and succinct way to package all of the deal’s weaknesses, which range from highly technical questions about access to suspicious sites, to broad overreaching problems,” Fischer states.
Fischer says that even if you set aside technical questions about the deal and assume the agreement will function as intended, it still allows all meaningful restrictions on the nuclear program in Iran to expire in 15 years.
Fischer says Iran will be able to get its hands on nukes in 15 years and on hard cash immediately.
“There’s some debate about how much Iran will receive when the agreement comes into effect, but whether it is $50 billion, $100 billion, or $150 billion, there is no disagreement that Iran stands to profit massively from this deal,” according to Fischer.
Fischer says it is difficult to believe that relieving sanctions and infusing Iran with cash will do anything other than improve the position of terrorist groups Iran finances.
A last minute agreement to lift sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile development also is criticized by Fischer.
Under the agreement, according to Fischer, Iran will likely emerge in 15 years as a threshold nuclear state with an advanced enrichment program, with a more advanced conventional army, commanding a deadlier terrorism network.
Fischer challenges the deal’s supporters during her floor speech, asking why they don’t come to the Senate floor to defend it.
“Forget the politics; forget the false choices, the straw men, and the bluster. We should be here to debate substance.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:55]