April 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton Bio Discrepancy: Takes Credit For Iran Sanctions That Were Congress’ Idea

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today that covered the future role of Congress in the nuclear agreement with Iran, two Democrats said that it was Congressional sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table. Senators Cardin and Markey both noted the sanctions were key to engaging Iran in nuclear talks.

But Hillary Clinton wrote a different history for herself in her campaign biography. Clinton claimed full
credit for building “a coalition for tough new sanctions against Iran that brought them to the negotiating table.” However, given that it was reported that Clinton would be “hard-pressed to come up with clear-cut success stories,” her revision shouldn’t be surprising.