Thursday, April 10, 2014
Congress Votes Unanimously To Deny Iran UN Envoy a Visa - Will Obama Sign The Bill?
You have to wonder how far the Obama team is willing to go to appease Iran.
In their latest provocation, 'moderate' Iranian president Hasan Rouhani appointed Hamid Aboutalebi to serve as Iran's UN envoy, which means he would enjoy diplomatic immunity in America.
Aboutalebi, pictured above then and now ( he's on your left in the older photo) participated in taking our diplomats in Tehran hostage and holding them for ransom back in 1979.
Amazingly, the Obama Administration didn't raise a murmur at this blatant extension of the middle digit by Iran. That was left to the U.S. Congress.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would ban terrorists from entering the US to serve as UN ambassadors, and the House quickly followed suit, in a bill sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO).
“Congress has voted unanimously in support of a bill to reject Iran’s deliberately insulting nomination of a known terrorist – one of the 1979 hostage-takers – to be their ambassador to the United Nations,” Cruz wrote in a statement shortly after the House decision. “I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting it, and urge the President to act quickly. We, as a country, can send an unequivocal message to rogue nations like Iran that the United States will not tolerate this kind of provocative and hostile behavior.”
Now comes the interesting part. Will President Obama sign the legislation? And if he refuses, will congress override his veto?
White House Spokeshole Jay Carney was noncommittal about it. The Regime was probably hoping this would pass unnoticed.