Mitch McConnell: Criticism Of GOP Iran Letter Is ‘Selective Outrage’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
Font Size:

Appearing on CNN “State of the Union,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the media scrutiny of the letter sent to Iran by 47 Republican senators was a case of “selective outrage.” (VIDEO: Rubio Defends Letter Challenging Obama On Iran: ‘I’d Send Another Tomorrow’)

MCCONNELL: Let me just say I think this is a case of selective outrage. I remember reading about Senator Robert Byrd flying to Moscow during the negotiations over the SALT II treaty, explaining to the Russians the Senate’s role in treaty ratification. And John Kerry, when he was a senator, flew to Nicaragua and met with the communist dictator Daniel Ortega, and accused the Reagan administration of engage engaging in terrorism.

So look, members of Congress expressing themselves about important matters not only at home but around the world is not unprecedented. So the main point here I think everyone needs to understand is the president is about to make what we believe is a very bad deal. He clearly doesn’t want Congress involved it at all, and we’re worried about it.

Follow Alex Griswold on Twitter