Boehner May Sue Obama to Stop Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans have run out of most other options
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2015 1:33 PM CDT
John Boehner is entertaining the possibility of suing President Obama to stop the Iran nuclear deal.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – With Republicans running out of ways to stop the looming Iran nuclear deal from becoming a reality, John Boehner is entertaining the idea of suing President Obama. The House speaker, who described the deal as "worse than anything I could've ever imagined," said yesterday a lawsuit is "an option that’s very possible," Politico reports. At issue is Republicans' complaint that Obama didn't hand over every document relating to the deal for them to review, specifically leaving out agreements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, according to the Huffington Post. But, the Hill reports the administration claims it doesn't even have those documents because the agency keeps them confidential.

Regardless, the House passed a resolution yesterday stating Obama didn't give it every necessary document related to the Iran deal, which would see the country scale back its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. The House passed another resolution rejecting the deal today and has more votes scheduled for next week. However, these votes are all "essentially symbolic," as the Iran deal has the support of 42 Democrats in the Senate, according to HuffPo. The Hill reports that leaves Republicans with no clear way to stop the Iran deal. But Boehner isn't giving in yet. "This debate is far from over," the House speaker said yesterday. "It is just beginning." (Read more Iran stories.)

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