The House will delay a vote on the Iran nuclear deal because they believe President Obama has deceived Congress on components of the agreement.
In a last ditch strategy to show its authority, House conservatives have pushed party leaders to delay a vote on the Iran nuclear deal because they believe President Obama has deceived Congress on components of the agreement.
Though Obama has secured enough support to veto an attempt by lawmakers to reject the accord, it was expected that the House would vote quickly this week on a resolution to disapprove the deal.
If opponents can’t stop the deal, the thought went, then by soundly rejecting it, lawmakers could put Obama in the tough position of overruling widespread dissent of his historical pact, which is opposed by the majority of Congress and the American public.
But now, House Republicans are taking their revolt to another level by refusing to vote on the agreement unless the Obama administration provides details of side deals involving international nuclear inspectors.
“The agreement submitted by the Obama administration to Congress is incomplete,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who spoke at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday about the new strategy, which he helped author.
“There are side deals: they are secret, they are important and they exist. Show us what’s in the deal,” Pompeo added.
One of the “side agreements” that Pompeo refers to is an agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that describes how questions about the past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program will be resolved and verified.
The new plan, first reported by Politico and confirmed by The Daily Signal, calls for unveiling legislation in three separate components.
House lawmakers would vote on a measure alleging Obama did not submit to Congress all of the elements of the Iran deal.