Most of the nearly two dozen men and women who want President Barack Obama’s job weighed in Tuesday morning on the nuclear deal with Iran.
Iran will shake off sanctions against it so long as it can show it’s not building a nuclear weapon, in a deal Reuters called "a political triumph" for Obama and Iran President Hassan Rouhani. Iran has always insisted its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes.
Most of Democrats and 15 – that’s right – Republican White House hopefuls took to social media on Tuesday to post their stance on the nuclear deal. Predictably, most responses broke down by party line.
I support it.
Clinton says she would be "absolutely devoted" as POTUS to making sure agreement is followed— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 14, 2015
The #IranDeal is a victory for diplomacy over saber-rattling and could keep us from being drawn into another never-ending war.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 14, 2015
"I think the initial news is promising"--Martin O'Malley on Iran deal— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) July 14, 2015
The nuclear agreement with Iran is a dangerous, deeply flawed, and short sighted deal. My full statement: http://t.co/sSftOAkyAM— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 14, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson (On Monday)
Shame on the Obama admin for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to "wipe Israel off the map."— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 14, 2015
If Secretary Clinton goes along with President Obama's efforts to appease Iran, it will make our enemies stronger. http://t.co/limslQMOx4— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) July 14, 2015
Our @cassiespodak reports John Kasich in NH said on the Iran talks "I don't have any confidence in the viability of this deal"— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) July 13, 2015
The senator from Kentucky had not yet spoken out on the deal as of press time, but some see it as bad news for his campaign.
It will be left to the next President to return us to a position of American strength and re-impose sanctions on this despicable regime.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 14, 2015
Trump on Iran deal: "Why are we giving them the money back? Keep the money"— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 14, 2015
Instead of making the world safer, this #Iran deal will likely lead to a nuclear arms race in the world’s most dangerous region. -SW— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 14, 2015
Let me read it first.
This is an important moment in terms of the future of American foreign policy. I look forward to reading & examining the agreement. #Iran— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) July 14, 2015