John Kerry has harmed the nation's security and ability to carry out foreign policy with his recent meetings with Iran officials, Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Monday.
"He is undermining the security of the United States and I guess that's going to be his legacy from here on," DeLay, a Texas Republican and former House majority leader, told hosts Miranda Khan, John Cardillo, and Gina Loudon on Monday's "America Talks Live."
"We absolutely have to speak with one voice when we speak to other countries. And that voice is the elected administration, the Trump administration.''
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Last Friday, the Boston Globe reported Kerry, who was President Barack Obama's secretary of state, met two weeks ago with a top Iranian official at the United Nations to try to use shadow diplomacy to keep the U.S. from scuttling the nuclear deal he negotiated in 2015.
Kerry's powwow with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was their second meeting in as many months, according to The Globe.
But DeLay said he doubts Kerry could face prosecution under the Logan Act, a 219-year-old law which criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments, because the 1799 legislation has never been tested.
"What we need to do is expose him, send a message clearly to those he's been meeting, telling them he speaks for no one but himself," DeLay said. "And we're going to carry out our foreign policy as laid out by the Trump administration."
DeLay is the author of "Revival! Revolution! Rebirth!: A Radical Call from the Former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives," written with Wallace Henley and published by WND Books.
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