Washington loves mincing words.
About two months ago, President Biden agreed to hand over $6 BILLION as a part of a hostage deal with Tehran. Shortly after, Hamas, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars from Iran annually, launched an unprecedented and horrific attack on Israel on October 7th.
But instead of admitting this mistake and finding a way to claw back the money, the Biden Administration doubled down and minced words, saying that the money was not going to Iran.
And that was the lie that was repeated by a Democrat member who said the money is not going into Iran “as we speak” and that “they cannot access the money today.” When I pressured him and asked if the money was going into Iran eventually, he repeated his talking points.
The lesson here should’ve been that handing over billions of dollars to our enemy will only strengthen them and put our allies in harm's way. But President Biden, instead, allowed Iran to access an additional $10 BILLION. That is a total of $16 billion Iran can access, which is $1.7 billion more than the aid package to Israel that House Republicans passed and that President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are refusing to take up.
As the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability, I cannot fathom why a single dollar is allowed to flow to the largest state sponsor of terror, and I’ll continue to demand answers.