Republican Sen. Roger Wicker says he is happy to get Democrats agreeing to sponsor legislation that would require congressional approval of an Iran nuclear deal, but he'd like to see them follow through.
"What I’ve seen is that from time to time our Democratic friends across the aisle make the right statements, but when it comes to lining up and actually helping us with a vote it’s hard to find them there," the Mississippian said Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable"
on New York's AM 970.
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Several Democrats have signed on to a bill that would require congressional approval on an Iran deal, but last week they persuaded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pause debate
on the bill until a late March deadline for talks currently under way.
Sen. Chuck Schumer
, a New York Democrat, told host John Catsimatidis last Sunday that Iran is not to be trusted when it vows not to use its nuclear program to build weapons.
Wicker told Catsimatidis he hopes Democrats such as Schumer and New Jersey's Bob Menendez continue pushing their opposition to the White House on the issue.
Congress should be involved, and the Senate must have hearings before any deal of such magnitude is ratified, he said.
"This is not just a deal between the President of the United States and the leader of Iran," Wicker said. "This is a deal that has to be ratified by the United States Senate."
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