No. 2 House Dem blasts 'irresponsible' Iran comments
January 14th, 2014
05:41 PM ET
9 years ago

No. 2 House Dem blasts 'irresponsible' Iran comments

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, blasted as "irresponsible" comments by Obama administration officials who have suggested that lawmakers pushing for tighter sanctions on Iran are increasing the risk of war.

Hoyer, of Maryland, didn't name names, but an aide said he was referring to several comments from various officials over the past month.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. just asking

    it is pretty clear that obama worse fear is that he might actually get iinvolved in a shooting war where he will have to make tough decisions. all he is really interested in is in kicking the iran can down the road and into the lap of the next president. he doesn't even care if they get nukes as long as it is not his problem.

    January 14, 2014 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Donna

    Democrats attacking other Democrats. Gotta love it. The idiots versus the clueless. Either way we lose.

    January 14, 2014 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  3. don in albuquerque

    The White House is correct. How much money does Hoyer get from arms sales. Many would love nothing more then a war with Iran. Or for that matter, Canada, Haiti, Scotland, Ireland, anybody. Just give us a war so we can make some money.

    January 14, 2014 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. Smitty

    Even this guy knows Obammy after 5 years is still in over his head, what a mess this admin has and will continue to be. You just cant make this stuff up.

    January 14, 2014 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Is this hear-say? Past month comments, no names. Whose eyes this idiot is washing? Yes, Iran said UN can come inspect uranium enrichment sites, other nuke sites too. Yes, Iran is bending its leverage while Republican idiots are fussing at Iran president. Listen to this educated, don't fuss at Iran, enough destabilization in MIDDLE-EAST BY BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR SOLE SELFISH REASONS, NOW IT THE TIME TO STABILIZE MIDDLE-EAST. I WROTE BEFORE TO WHAT EXTENT THEY NEED US THE SAME EXTENT WE NEED THEM. QUIT ARROGANCE. GOD BLESS!!!

    January 14, 2014 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. Name Uche Agonsi

    Its more irresponsible and irrational to think that sanctions will stop the existence of any state....there are Cuba, NK, Syria (with or without war), even old Apartheid SA, China, etc... The problem is most members of US Congress are out of time and touch with the real world of today. Thank God is another election year for these outsized nuts.

    January 14, 2014 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    If the sanctions were set up to have Kerry and others connected to the nuclear negotiation team testify that everything was going well or broken down that would make it better. I would be fine with that.

    January 14, 2014 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  8. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    If the GOP bums can't get us into a war they start crying like babies while trying to make money for Halliburton and Cheney .

    January 15, 2014 06:47 am at 6:47 am |