Senate Republicans have found a new target in the war of words with President Obama over Iran: the United Nations.
They argue that the administration is about to leapfrog Congress by allowing the international body to approve a nuclear pact that lawmakers have not signed off on, let alone properly reviewed.
The battle is uniting Republicans, from conservative firebrand and presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to GOP leadership and Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, urged the administration to hold off on the U.N. Security Council vote.
Doing otherwise, Thune said, would show that “the president holds the opinion of the United Nations in higher esteem than the American people.”
The quick move toward the U.N. vote has also angered rank-and-file Republicans, with Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) saying that it makes it seem like the administration “always intended to bypass Congress by moving through the United Nations.”
Cruz is threatening to block nominees and funding for the State Department unless the administration prevents the U.N. Security Council from voting on the resolution on the nuclear deal, which could happen as early as Monday.
One of Cruz’s rivals for the GOP nomination, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), also blasted the administration, suggesting that Obama is taking the deal to the United Nations first because he knows Congress will ultimately reject the deal.
I'd like to see fists fly in Congress! Oblamea needs taken and hauled out in chains, along with his inner circle of minions.
These idiots have been letting him bypass them at every turn. Of course he thinks he can go to the UN and stick it to them again. Exactly what have they fought him on. They rolled over on everything.
Congress needs to get off it's ass and do something NOW!!! Impeached the bastard TODAY not TOMORROW!!!!
Blah. Blah. Blah. Congress: all talk and no action.
WHO DOES THE CORRUPT CONGRESS THINK THEY ARE,............TRYING TO OPPOSE "HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY." If the congress, really was interested in supporting the American People, they would IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW FROM THE UN, DRIVE THEM FROM OUR SHORES, AND DISPOSE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, AND RETURN TO A CONSTITUTIONAL BANKING SYSTEM. But they are making TOO much so called MONEY, FROM THE UNDER THE TABLE BOUGHT OFF SYSTEM, JUST THE WAY IT IS.
I thought that the constitution required that the president should never be able to bypass the congress in doing a treaty with anyone else
the senate should cut all funding for the un as well as have the usa drop out of the un
Shit for Brains is doing it again going around Congress, of course Congress doesn't have any backbone either. Congress tell the UN to piss up a rope they can't run their countries don't tell us how to run ours.
Why is this muslim P.O.S. still drawing a breath!
Hey Congress, face reality, you are all irrelevant in Barry Hussein's (pbuh) world. I have reached the conclusion that this deal with Iran, the cutting of ties with Israel, and the destruction of the US has been his agenda since he was elected. It is no coincidence that Val Jarrett, and Iranian, is his chief adviser.