Wednesday, July 29, 2015

John Kerry’s War: Nuclear Shot and Chaser

John Kerry yesterday in the House of Representatives:
REP. REID RIBBLE: For 228 years, the Constitution allowed treaties to [pass] with the advice and consent of 67 U.S. Senators. Why is this not considered a treaty?

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: Well Congressman, I spent quite a few years trying to get a lot of treaties through the United States Senate, and it has become physically impossible... That's why. Because you can't pass a treaty anymore. It has become impossible to schedule, to pass, and I sat there leading the charge on the Disabilities Treaty which fell to basically ideology and politics. So I think that is the reason why.
John Kerry today in the Senate:

TED CRUZ: You told Sen. Lee that this was not a treaty because we don't have diplomatic relations with Iran. I would note that is directly contradictory to testimony you gave yesterday in the House. When you were asked, "Why is this not considered a treaty?" And you responded---

JOHN KERRY: You're not reading my whole answer!

JOHN MCCAIN: I apologize.

The senator's time has expired. And I promised the witnesses that I would get them out.
So it's not a treaty or it's kind of a treaty, depending upon the audience.

Kind of like Obamacare's individual mandate being a tax or a fee, depending upon the audience.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Jpatt said...

We don't need no stickin' Senate because we say it doesn't work. We don't need to follow the law because the law doesn't work. Kerry/Obama logic

Anonymous said...

So, the next President can toss this "deal" in the trash the day he takes the oath of office then.

Without ratification by the Senate, it is not binding on the United States or any future Administration. It would simply be a deal between Barack Obama, personally, and Iran.

AnechoicRoom said...

It's an overt admission. Of premeditation/conspiracy.

Impeach? (No thanks, I brought an orange .... )

Anonymous said...

Every Senator who voted for the Corker bill, which was all but two (Cotton voted no and Boxer was absent, violated their oath.