House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined me today to discuss the Iran deal and the House’s consideration of it:
HH: Joined now by the House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, Congressman from California. Majority Leader of the House now at a crucial moment actually in world history. Majority Leader McCarthy, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.
KM: Thanks for having me, Hugh. I appreciate this.
HH: What is the status of the Iran deal? When’s it come to a vote? What do you think is going to happen?
KM: I actually just came back from Israel this month. [There about] thirty-five members on the members on the Republican side. I think the Democrats have like eighteen. We’ve actually had a couple of days of bipartisanship over there, looking and analyzing, at the same time, of how it would affect the region. So when we come back, there’s a clock that is ticking. We’ll have until September 17th according the parliamentarian, and in the House, we will take it up the first week. And when you look at this, Hugh – think about this – everything else in history, this should be a treaty. But the president wants to take foreign policy and make it like an executive action where he doesn’t even work for the two-thirds in the Senate to have a treaty or a simple majority in the House and Senate. But he wants to hold the minority within a minority to uphold the veto – to change the course of not just America, but of the world. You know, in thirteen years, if this goes forward, Iran could have a nuclear weapon that could be approved by America. Thirteen years is not that far away. Fifteen years ago was 9/11.
HH: What was the reaction in Israel to the proposed deal as you moved around the Israeli political and military elites? Continue Reading