Hayes on Stopping Iran Deal: ‘This Would Be the Time’ for GOP To Use the Nuclear Option

‘If it’s a world changing deal, you ought to take every possible step to prevent it from happening’

Steve Hayes on Stopping Iran Deal: If There Was Ever A Time To Use The Nuclear Option, This Is It (RealClearPolitics)

STEVE HAYES, WEEKLY STANDARD: This is fine. This is a fine effort to get Democrats on the record as Charles suggests, but I think he's right. I'm against the nuclear option as a matter of principle, but Democrats --

BRET BAIER, SPECIAL REPORT: The nuclear option is the 50 threshold. Because we're mixing our nuclears here...

HAYES: But if you were ever going to do it, this would be the time. You heard from Republicans that this is potentially a world changing event. A world changing deal. Well if it's a world changing deal, you ought to take every possible step to prevent it from happening. But i think Republicans really missed an opportunity earlier to make their best public case. There was an editorial in The Wall Street Journaltoday urging them once again to do so.

You have three senior Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials shouting to Congress, saying, we need to see these documents -- not the IAEA documents, although, it's important to see those -- we need to see the documents the administration has kept hidden, that were found in Osama bin Laden's compound, that describe the relationship between al Qaeda and Iran. You have an Obama administration that has designated al Qaeda operatives operating Iran. They've acknowledged the existence of this. 

Why are we doing a nuclear deal with the terrorist entity that has been trying to hit us and continues to do so to this day that gets support from the people we are now giving hundreds of billions of dollars? It's a key question. It's an important question. The Wall Street Journal, I thought, had a very important editorial about it today. I'm just shocked that Republicans haven't made this an issue. They seem uninterested in making this an issue and I think it's the single best issue rhetorically to make in this whole argument.

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