Does '15 Hillary agree with '07 Hillary on Corker-Menendez?
Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2015) - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Corker-Menendez Iran bill with bipartisan support, clearing the way for the legislation to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. In light of this action, an important question is: where does presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stand on this critical legislation? We don't know.
Given her past actions in the Senate, Clinton should be supportive of this bill, which gives congressional oversight to any agreement the administration reaches with Iran. As a Senator, Clinton has supported congressional oversight of presidential actions when it comes to the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 2007 Clinton co-sponsored a bill that required "explicit congressional authorization" for any funds used to stop the Iranian nuclear program militarily.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
"Where does Hillary Clinton stand on Corker-Menendez? Does 2015 Hillary agree with 2007 Hillary on this bill? As a co-sponsor of a 2007 bill that required congressional authorization on executive actions with regard to Iran, Clinton should support this bill. There are more questions than answers coming out of the latest Clinton presidential campaign. If she is serious about being President, Clinton cannot continue to avoid commenting on the current issues stemming from the failed Clinton-Obama foreign policy."
Sen. Clinton Statement on Co-Sponsoring Webb Bill Daily Kos (October 2, 2007)
"Senator's Webb's legislation insures that Congress will play its constitutional role of providing proper oversight over the Administration's policy toward Iran."
Clinton Warns Bush About Action in Iran Washington Post (February 14, 2007)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton warned President Bush on Wednesday not to take any military action against Iran without getting congressional approval first.
Clinton to cosponsor Webb bill on Iran Daily Kos (October 1, 2007)
Hillary Clinton will cosponsor (with author Jim Webb) a bill to require congressional approval for military action against Iran.