Fiery 'It's Enraging': Hegseth Rips Obama Admin's 'Hypocrisy, Deception' on Iran Deal
White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes is under fire from Republicans after no-showing a House hearing on the Iran nuclear deal.
House Republicans are demanding answers from the administration after a magazine profile in which Rhodes suggested that the White House misled the media and the public about the negotiations.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) criticized Rhodes for not attending the hearing and raised the possibility that Rhodes could be subpoenaed.
Pete Hegseth reacted on Outnumbered today, calling out the "hypocrisy" of the Obama administration for spinning the Iran deal after bashing the Bush administration for years on the Iraq War.
Hegseth argued that President Obama and other Democrats "disingenuously for a decade said the Iraq War was sold on a lie intentionally" and now the administration is trying to defend "outright deception" on Iran.
"It's enraging for guys like me and others who see the hypocrisy at play. He literally spun and lied about the most consequential deal, empowering and enabling Iran to get a nuclear weapon ultimately, which is what will happen. And now he told us he sold it to a bunch of reporters based on a false straw man that he built," said Hegseth, who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.
Kirsten Powers agreed that Rhodes should answer questions before Congress.
Watch the discussion above and hear from Chaffetz below.