Iran nuclear deal figures big in 'Day 1' presidential candidate promises – CNN
Many Republican presidential candidates have listed Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran as a top priority
Other candidates’ day one agendas include actions as varied as repealing Obama’s executive orders to hosting a pig roast on the White House lawn
Other candidates’ day one agendas, meanwhile, include actions as varied as repealing Obama administration executive orders to hosting a pig roast on the White House lawn.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that if he were elected president, the U.S. would halt negotiations with Iran and pull the nuclear deal.
“As president, on my very first day going forward, I would pull back — I would terminate that bad deal with Iran completely on day one,” Walker said on Fox News hours before the landmark deal was announced in June. “I would then put in place crippling economic sanctions against Iran, and I’d convince our allies that this is not a country we should be doing business with.”
Walker took his “day one” promise further while speaking to reporters at the Family Leader Summit Saturday, saying that the next president will need to take action against Iran on day one in the White House and this will “very possibly” include military strikes.
Walker’s remarks came as his advisers suggested Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is softening his stance on Iran — a claim that Bush advisers deny.
Bush has not made a promise about what he would do on day one, but he did outline one thing that he wouldn’t do: tear up the Iran deal.
“One thing I won’t do is just say as a candidate: ‘I’m just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.’ That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check in with your allies first,” Bush said at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, in July. “Maybe you ought to appoint a secretary of state, maybe a secretary of defense. You might want to have your team in place before you take an act like that.”
Bush added that he thinks “it’s important to be mature and thoughtful about this.”
While Bush offered strong criticism of the deal, his view is starkly different from Walker, Carly Fiorina and fellow Florida politician Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio said that on his first day in office he would cancel the deal, even if he does not …Read More