Sep 10 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement after the Senate Democrats blocked further consideration of the President’s nuclear deal with Iran:
“A nuclear Iran would be devastating for America and our allies. This is about saving our children and grandchildren from the prospects of nuclear war. I cannot confidently say this agreement will accomplish this goal. In fact, I fear it moves us in the wrong direction. That’s why I oppose the deal.
Poll after poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly oppose this deal as well. But instead of giving Americans an opportunity to weigh in on the deal through their representation in Washington, Senate Democrats have elected to prevent a vote on the agreement.
Our constituents want us to vote on the deal. They have a number of concerns about this deal. We are their voice. We are here to represent them, not to protect President Obama from a difficult veto.
This is a bad deal. The Senate can’t walk away from our responsibility to give Americans a voice in this matter. I will continue to push for the right of Americans to have a say in it.”
Yesterday, Boozman took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to allow a vote to move forward and stated his opposition to the deal. He also penned an op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that laid out his concerns as the deal was being finalized.