Congress never approved the Iran nuclear deal because it had widespread opposition, and President Donald Trump was right to pull the plug on it, former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett said Wednesday.
"Donald Trump is spending his time undoing this bad Obama legacy," Bennett, now a Fox News contributor, told "Fox and Friends."
"I want to focus on one of the quotes you all cited earlier which is [ex-Secretary of State] John Kerry's. This is breaking America's word. It wasn't America's word. It was Obama's word."
The international agreement was "not something legislated," said Bennett, who served under late President Ronald Reagan. "If you look at what Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey said, look at Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York said, they would not have voted for this bill, or not voted for it as a bill."
The nuclear deal was "terrible" in the first place, said Bennett.
"Anything that tells you [that] you can not inspect their sites, particularly their military sites, tells you they are not serious," said Bennett. "This is about the most murderous regime in the world. They have killed more American soldiers with Iranian weapons over there, and some Iranian soldiers than almost anybody else."
Bennett also said Kerry's last minute reach out to foreign leaders to try to preserve the bill was "entirely inappropriate."
"He should be called on the carpet for it and should be embarrassed about it," said Bennett. "The president is the president. He was duly-elected. He is undoing by pen what his predecessor did by pen. You know, when you talk about the assumption of presidential power, it works both ways."
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