Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained that the treasonous behavior of the forty-seven Iran letter senators is a danger to world peace.
Al Sharpton asked Sen. Sanders about the We The People petition to have the Iran letter senators charged under the Logan Act.
Look, I think it says that people all over the country understand that this is outrageous behavior. It shows the continuing contempt that Republicans have for the president. They invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress and they forgot to tell the president. Now, they are trying to undermine these negotiations, but the most significant point is, Al, I want these negotiations to succeed. I want to see a situation where Iran does not get a nuclear weapon, but that conclusion is reached in a peaceful way. I do not want to see a war in Iran. The American people do not want to see a war in Iran, and to try and undermine the president’s work, not only with our country, but with the U.K, France, China, Russia, and Germany.
To try to undermine that effort for a peaceful resolution, and then what? What happens then? Well if this doesn’t work, I think these guys will be hot to trot for a war, and that frightens me very much.
Millions of Americans are outraged by the Republican attempt to sabotage diplomacy while engaging in the ultimate act of disrespect towards the nation’s Commander in Chief, but there is a global consequence to the Republican behavior. The forty-seven Republican senators were not only undermining the president. They were also undermining world peace.
These Republican Senators were willing to jeopardize global security in order to disrespect President Obama. The letter to Iran is evidence of how detached and radicalized the Republican Party has become from the rest of the world.
The only sure way that the Republicans are going to be stopped is at the ballot box. The American people have the power to make sure that Republicans never get their war with Iran. By keeping the White House in Democratic hands and returning control of Congress to Democrats, Republicans will be denied their war and the neocon assault on peace will be defeated.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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