Some shocking news was just revealed that makes Congressional Republicans look even worse than they already did. Occupy Democrats reports that the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, alleges that Congressional Republicans tried to convince the Iranian government to postpone the recent prisoner exchange until after the 2016 election.
Of the incident, Shamkhani said:
“In the course of the talks for exchanging prisoners, the Republican rivals of the current US administration who claim to be humanitarians and advocates of human rights sent a message telling us not to release these people (American prisoners) and continue this process (of talks) until the eve of US presidential elections. However, we acted upon our independent resolve and moved the process forward.”
These Congressional Republicans, who fancy themselves patriots, secretly tried to keep five Americans trapped in an Iranian prison so that they could benefit from their imprisonment. The goal, presumably, was to use their prolonged captivity as a political weapon against President Obama and the current Democratic candidates. The same Republicans who have made it their mission to discover the “truth” about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi are also responsible for using American lives as pawns, trying to keep them imprisoned for their own gain.
This is not the first time that Republicans have tried to mess with relations between Iran and the United States. Last year, forty-seven Republicans — led by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton — sent a letter to the Iranian government attempting to scare them out of President Obama’s nuclear peace accord. Republicans were later caught taking bribes from foreign governments in exchange for their efforts to sabotage the President.
With this new revelation, it is clear that the gall of the Republicans in Congress has absolutely no bounds. They will stop at nothing to go behind President Obama’s back and derail his foreign policy plans. This news is depressing, and even those of us who already hold Republicans in low regard are shocked to learn that they would sink so low. Let us all hope they pay for their mistakes with a Democratic win later this year.
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