Cardin: ‘Unclear’ how Congress will respond if Trump pulls out of Iran deal
Sen. Ben Cardin said Thursday that “it’s unclear” how Congress will respond if President Trump pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal.
“Let’s make it clear, there’s no indication that Iran has violated the nuclear agreement. The president does not want to sign the certification even though he’s being told by his advisers it’s in our national security interest to do that,” the Maryland Democrat said on MSNBC.
Mr. Cardin, a ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was one of four Senate Democrats who originally opposed the deal in 2015. He has said in the past that although he did not originally agree with the deal, pulling out would not reflect well on the U.S.
“We do know that America’s role internationally will not be as strong as it would be otherwise,” he said. “This is a dangerous decision being made by the president and it’s unclear how Congress will respond.”