GOP senator: Senate must ratify any Iran deal

Rep. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that President Obama should not strike a deal over Iran’s nuclear capabilities without the Senate’s input first.

“This is not just a deal between the president of the United States and the leader of Iran,” Wicker told “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. “This is a deal that has to be ratified by the United States Senate.”

Wicker urged Democrats to help pressure Obama for a congressional role in the diplomatic talks. He is skeptical, however, that support for the measure will be bipartisan.

“What I’ve seen is that from time to time our Democratic friends across the aisle make the right statements,” Wicker said. “But when it comes to actually helping us with a vote it’s hard to find them there.”

The Hill
3/8/15