Rubio to Iran: You Can Have An Economy or Nukes Program, Not Both
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tonight weighed in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, calling it “an incredibly important speech” geared toward the American people.
Megyn Kelly noted that critics have said they did not hear a plan in Netanyahu’s speech.
“I think the plan is that Iran is presented with a choice: You can either have an economy or you can have a nuclear weapons program, but you can’t have both,” Rubio said.
The Florida senator said that sanctions are important because without them, Iran has more money for its nuclear weapons program.
Kelly asked Rubio: Why is the administration pushing so strongly for this nuclear weapons deal?
“They want the Iran deal to be to the second term what ObamaCare was to the first, and that is the cornerstone of his legacy,” Rubio said, explaining that Obama wants to be able to say he made a peace deal with Iran. If it falls apart in a few years, it’s the next president’s problem, Rubio said.
Rubio also sounded off on a report that President Barack Obama is considering tax hikes through executive action.
“They have lost total respect for the separation of powers, total respect for our system of government and total respect for our Constitution,” Rubio said of the administration.