White House spokesman Josh Earnest had a sharp response Thursday when asked about a House GOP request for deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes to testify over remarks he made about how the Iran deal was sold to the public.
“With all due respect to the chairman, if he has an interest in a hearing about false narratives as it relates to the Iran deal then I’ve got some suggestions for people they should swear in,” Earnest said.
The White House spokesman then proceeded to list several prominent Republicans who he alleged were "wrong or just lying" when they made comments against the deal.
Rhodes found himself in hot water after admitting to the New York Times that the Obama administration manipulated inexperienced reporters to sway public opinion on the Iran deal.
Earnest, however, insisted Thursday that everything the Obama administration said was accurate — and that it was the Republicans who had deceived Americans.
“The truth is what the administration has said about the Iran deal, what Mr. Rhodes has said about the Iran deal, what the press has the president of the United States has said about the Iran deal has come true,” Earnest said.
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