WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today voted in favor of blocking President Obama from lifting existing sanctions on Iran until the regime in Tehran releases American hostages and recognizes Israel’s right to exist.
Today’s vote was the latest in a series of votes in the Senate over President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
Boozman, who opposes the deal, issued the following statement after the vote:
“I’ve said from the onset that a nuclear Iran would be devastating for America and our allies. Our goal then must be to prevent that from happening. If Minority Leader Reid is so confident that this deal is the answer, then he should be working to get it through the Senate instead of denying Americans a vote.
This agreement is not the right answer. It’s a bad deal. It won’t help us achieve our objective of keeping Iran from going nuclear.
Instead of trying to protect President Obama from a difficult veto, Minority Leader Reid should focus on trying to keep a nuclear weapon out of Iran’s hands. He might think this deal is the right one, but millions of Americans don’t. They deserved a vote.”