Senator Marsha Blackburn and other Republicans have raised concerns about Joe Biden’s decision to transfer $6 billion to Iran. This move comes in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against Israel, and critics argue that sending such a substantial amount of money to a country with a questionable track record is inappropriate.
Senator Marsha Blackburn has been vocal about her belief that Iran played a significant role in the unprovoked terrorist attacks on Israel. In a tweet, she highlighted the refusal of the Biden administration to acknowledge Iran’s involvement in planning the attacks. Blackburn also cited a Wall Street Journal article that stated Iran not only helped plan the attacks but also gave the official green light in Beirut.
“The Biden administration is refusing to acknowledge Iran’s role in the unprovoked terrorist attacks on Israel. But Hamas and Hezbollah members say not only did Iran help plan for months, they gave the official green light in Beirut last week.” – Senator Marsha Blackburn
Given the evidence and concerns about Iran’s involvement, Senator Blackburn and other Republicans are calling on Biden to reverse course and cancel the $6 billion ransom agreement. Blackburn argues that the United States should not be sending any money to Iran, let alone such a substantial amount. She took to Twitter to express her concerns and directly called on Biden to take action.
“The United States should not be sending a single penny to Iran — let alone $6 billion. I am immediately calling on Biden to reverse course and cancel the ransom agreement.” – Senator Marsha Blackburn
Dave McCormick, a Pennsylvania Senate Republican candidate, echoed Blackburn’s concerns and called on Biden to block the release of the funds. McCormick emphasized the Hamas attack on Israel as a reason to halt the transfer of money. He also expressed his intention to introduce legislation to put a hold on these funds, stating that Iran should not receive a penny.
“The Biden Administration insists ‘not a penny’ of the $6 billion they promised to Iran has yet to be received by Iran. Given the Hamas attack on Israel, I call on President Biden to block release of the money, and as Senator, I would immediately introduce legislation to put a hold on these funds. Don’t give Iran a penny.” – Dave McCormick
Former President Donald Trump also weighed in on the issue, blaming the Biden administration’s agreement to transfer $6 billion to Iran for the terror attack in Israel. Trump highlighted three reasons for the attack: allowing Iran to sell massive amounts of oil and make $60 billion, giving Iran $6 billion as ransom, and the perceived weakness of the United States under Biden’s leadership.
“This war happened for three reasons: the allowing by the Biden administration of Iran to sell massive amounts of oil and making $60 billion dollars; the United States giving Iran $6 billion dollars ransom; and our country’s perceived weakness with an incompetent and corrupt leader, Joe Biden, who’s laughed at all over the world.” – Donald Trump
Senator Tim Scott also criticized the Biden administration’s action in an interview with Breitbart News. He argued that when there is weakness in the administration, aggression can be expected globally. Scott emphasized the need for strong leadership and expressed concern about the consequences of the transfer of funds to Iran.
“When you see weakness in the Biden administration, you should expect aggression around the globe.” – Senator Tim Scott