The Iran deal is "very dangerous" and will "make America and the rest of the civilized world less safe," Sen. Pat Toomey said in Saturday's GOP address
"This deal will give Iran the capacity to inflict harm in much more destructive ways than it is currently able to do," said the Pennsylvania senator . "What’s at stake here is nothing less than the possibility of giving hundreds of billions of dollars to the world’s largest and worst state sponsor of terrorism, and ultimately paving the way for this outlaw regime to obtain nuclear weapons."
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The Senate is set to debate the agreement next week. However, even if it rejects the measure, President Barack Obama is expected to veto the rejection, and of last week there were enough votes in the Senate to sustain his veto.
But still, Toomey said, "it's not too late to save America from this disaster."
On Saturday, Toomey, who has vocally opposed the deal for some time, complained that "nothing in Iran's words or deeds" show evidence that it has given up its 30-year quest for nuclear weapons, and he insisted that "we know Iran cannot be trusted."
He signaled that even with Obama having the votes he needs to keep his veto intact, "there is a growing bipartisan consensus against the deal," and he urged Americans to encourage lawmakers to vote against the agreement.
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