GOP Sen. Risch to Kerry on Iran Deal: "You Have Been Bamboozled And The American People Are Going To Pay"


At a Senate hearing on the nuclear deal with Iran, Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) admonished Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

SEN. JIM RISCH: So these billions of dollars are going to be put back in their hands in I'm told about 9 months. And again we were told yesterday, It doesn't matter what we do, Congress go ahead and do your little thing, it doesn't matter, because we don't have control over this money, actually it was the other people sitting at the table that have control over the money and no matter what we do they will release the billions of dollars.

Well, I've got to tell you, this is a very heavy lift when you sleep at night and you say, well, I am going to vote to release $50 billion, it started at $100 billion, now you've got it down to $50 billion, whatever it is, knowing, knowing that that money is -- a portion of that money is going to be directly transferred to people who are going to be trying to kill Americans and who are trying to kill innocent people and are trying to kill our allies. To be able to walk away from this and say that this is a good deal was ludicrous. With all due respect, you guys have been bamboozled, and the American people are going to pay for that.

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