House Majority Whip Steve Scalise directed a tweet at President Barack Obama over the Iran deal on Wednesday — and he received a response back.
“Mr. President, Americans deserve to know the details about the secret side deals,” the Louisiana congressman tweeted.
The tweet was in reference to reports that the nuclear agreement includes private deals Iran made with the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding key inspections. The deals, which Iran has demanded remain secret from the U.S., are not subject to review by the U.S. Congress.
Obama, however, denied that there are any “secret deals” in his response to Scalise.
“Important detail – there are no secret deals. My staff can brief you on any question about any part of the deal,” the president tweeted.
The Republican representative, not seemingly satisfied with the answer, tweeted back at Obama.
“Mr. President, reports say your own negotiator admits there are side agreements that will not be released to Congress,” he wrote, linking to an article by The Hill.
Mr. President, reports say your own negotiator admits there are side agreements that will not be released to Congress http://t.co/msi3Y6Kr5A
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 5, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that the Iran deal debate has been scheduled for September 8 after the August recess.
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