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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Rep. Black Responds to President Obama’s “Crazies” Attack on Iran Deal

August 25, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC– Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the below statement in response to President Obama’s assertion that critics of his Iran nuclear deal are “the crazies.”

“President Obama is pulling out all the rhetorical stops in an effort to sell this dangerous nuclear agreement,” said Congressman Diane Black. “First, he likened opponents of his deal to Iranian hardliners chanting ‘death to America’ and now, in an even lazier line of attack, he’s simply resorted to calling us ‘crazies.’ That incendiary rhetoric cheapens our political discourse and ignores the real concerns that Americans of all political persuasions have about the implications of this far-reaching deal. Perhaps the President has forgotten that some of the harshest critics of this agreement are members of his own party. If I were President Obama, I would be making an apologetic phone call to Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Bob Menendez, and Congressman Elliot Engel – among others – right now.”

Congressman Black continued, “What’s ‘crazy’ in my book is cutting a deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism that allows at least 24 days to slow-walk nuclear inspections, that gives our expressed permission to continue enrichment, and gives Iran more than $100 billion in sanctions relief that will inevitably be funneled to terrorist proxy groups. Clearly, a majority of Americans agree. I remain committed to voting against this dangerous agreement and no character attack from President Obama will change that decision.”

Background:
Congressman Black went on record to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement in a July 29th op-ed for The Hartsville Vidette.  Congressman Black also explained her opposition to the deal in a recent interview with WKRN-TV.

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees