Mr. Speaker, the Iranian nuclear deal has been approved by the U.N. Security Council by a vote of 15-0.
But wait. Isn't Congress supposed to vote on approval or disapproval to make it binding on America? Yes. But the administration, ignoring Congress' future vote, went to get the U.N. approval anyway. But this deal is bad for the world and the United States.
The United States foreign policy used to be that Iran would never have nuclear weapons. That has changed.
This deal legitimizes nuclear weapon development in 10 years. It allows the lifting of conventional arms embargo in 5 years. It allows Iran to develop ICBM capacity in 8 years. It immediately gives Iran billions of dollars, money that I believe will be used to give to terrorist groups, since Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
Mr. Speaker, the United Nations doesn't control my vote. The people of Texas do. The people I represent think this is a bad deal and don't want the United States to be a part of thisIranian nuclear weapon development fiasco. And that is the way I will vote, whether the U.N. or the administration likes it or not.
And that is just the way it is.