CNN’s Jake Tapper, in the latest fact-checking video with FactCheck.org, deconstructs President Donald Trump’s misleading claim that Sen. Bob Corker was “largely responsible” for the Iran nuclear deal.
Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, opposed the nuclear deal with Iran that was brokered by the Obama administration.
That legislation, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which passed in the Senate 98-1, allowed Congress 30 days to review a nuclear deal, and potentially — if it had enough veto-proof votes — to kill it.
Corker defended his bill, saying: “This legislation actually took power back from the president, and without it, he could have unilaterally implemented the deal immediately. The president never would have been forced to submit the agreement to Congress and there would have been no review and no debate on this critical national security issue.”
Two policy experts we consulted agreed with Corker.
All of our video collaborations with “State of the Union” are available on FactCheck.org.