On Tuesday, The New York Daily News labelled Senator Rand Paul and 46 of other Senators as "traitors" for sending an open letter to the Iranian government informing them how the treaties are ratified under the U.S. Constitution. The paper said the Republicans were violating protocol and trying to sabotage negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran.
"I have been one who wants to continue a negotiation," Sen. Paul said. "I don't want war again over there. I want to try to avoid war. But I don’t want just any old agreement, I want the agreement to mean something and I want Iran to come back into the world of civilized nations, but they have to give up on terrorism and intercontinental ballistic missiles and trying to get a bomb."
Rand said that the letter was an effort to make clear that President Obama can't continue to act outside the powers of his office.
"Most of the sanctions were passed by Congress. The president can't undo legislation on his own. This is this constant war we have with him. He thinks he can write or un-write law. The sanctions may come off someday, but that will be Congress voting on them. That's all the letter said," Sen. Paul added.
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