This may not come as a surprise, but did you know that Cynical Chellie Pingree is a longtime supporter of the Iran Nuclear Deal? She lauded President Obama and Secretary Kerry for the deal, claiming that "This plan represents the best way forward.”
Sadly and predictably, this deal has turned out to be a massive failure.
Rather than the United States taking a strong stance against nuclear warfare and terrorism, we have been revealed as enablers who will turn a blind eye to dirty deals and dirty money.
In making the Iran Nuclear Deal, the United States has complacently given Iran $150 billion dollars, funds which even Secretary Kerry admitted,“...some of it will end up in the hands of the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] or of other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists.”
To make matters worse, this deal has exposed even worse dealings with Iran. Recently, it was uncovered that the Obama administration PAID Iran $1.3 billion, supposedly for a failed arms dealing, but this payment was coincidentally timed with the release of political hostages.
Senator Rubio commented, "The payments were made within hours of the hostages being released, and the plane carrying the hostages was not allowed to leave Tehran until the plane with the ransom payment arrived... payments conditioned on the release of hostages are ransom payments, no matter what other dispute they are intended to settle."
As Mainers and as Americans we need to take a hard stance against terrorism and countries that fund terrorist activities. Cynical Chellie Pingree clearly does not feel the same. This is why we need a change.