WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced a final agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran:
“I find it very disturbing that the administration has signed an agreement with the leading state sponsor of terrorism that now has created a pathway for Iran to create a nuclear bomb. Further, this agreement endangers the lives of Americans by providing billions of dollars in sanctions relief for Iran to continue killing Americans. The lack of adequate safeguards and controls in this plan allows Iran to choose ‘if’ and ‘when’ they agree to verification is deeply troubling. Especially when we start by lifting sanctions without any verification. Also, let’s not forget that by lifting the weapons embargo with Russia, Iran will assuredly increase their stockpile of missiles, ICBM’s purchased from Russia, able to strike the homeland and other more advanced weapons that will lead to an arms race in the Middle East. Once again, the president is bypassing the American people by threatening a veto of any legislation that would curb this agreement. This administration continues to reject the will of the American people.”
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.