Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) On Iran Nuke Deal Vote: This Is The Most Important National Security Vote In My Time In The Senate

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), called into Kilmeade & Friends to discuss upcoming votes in congress on the Iran deal and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Are You Upset there are not enough votes to override a presidential veto on the Iran nuclear deal?

“It’s very disappointing. This is the most important national security vote, certainly in my time in the senate. The president has been able to bully his own democrats to support it.”

What is next step for congress?

“The House will vote on a resolution of disapproval and will pass the disapproval with rather large numbers and then the question is going to be, what is the senate going to do? I think that pressure and the hypocrisy of threatening the up or down vote is more than some of these folks should be able to stand. The public pressure is very important and the fight is not over, indeed, it’s just beginning. The focus needs to be on how and a deal this is and how it makes the world more dangerous, not safer and to me, that’s the primary focus.”

Syrian Refugee Crisis:
The U.S. has taken in 1,500 refugees. Some say that’s too many, others say it’s too little. What is your take?

“We need to look again at the responsibility for this. Remember Barack Obama’s red line on use of chemical weapons in Syria? He basically was defanged because he had no strategy, no plan to dispose Bashar al-Assad there. You have seen this tremendous number of Syrians killed in their civil war, about a quarter of a million, and millions more displaced. This is a result of President Obama’s unwillingness to engage on the front end. This is the price the world and these poor refugees are paying for the disorder that comes with a lack of U.S. leadership.”

Syrian Refugees are running for their lives from either Bashar al-Assad or ISIS, what should we do?

“We have a cap on refugees from other countries and I think we ought to take a look at that cap and make sure if there is an ability to accommodate some of those refugees, then we should do so within existing caps. It’s a mistake to say it’s the worlds responsibility to absorb this huge human crisis caused by a lack of American leadership in places like Iraq, Syria and the Middle East”