Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, co-host Mika Brzezinski accused Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) of “deflecting” for citing numerous examples of precedent to justify the Republican letter to the Iranian leadership over their ongoing nuclear negotiations with the Obama administration.
Ted HIStoricalized her
In 1987 Congress passed the Boland Amendment restricting the funding of the Contras in Nicaragua. Now Ronald Reagan at the time was trying to stop communists in Nicaragua. Now my guess is you probably would have been very supportive of the Boland Amendment which was literally ripping the carpet out from underneath what President Reagan was trying to do in Nicaragua.
Let’s go even further back. Woodrow Wilson, at the end of World War I, negotiated the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I. Went back to Congress, the Senate rejected it. Now on your view, I guess, you know, the New York Daily News would run a story on the front page putting the pictures of all the senators and calling them traitors. Look, that’s how our system works.And I think the constitution is a wonderful thing.
We don’t have a supreme leader like Iran does. We have checks and balances. And if you want to make law in this country, you need both the president and Congress. This is a unilateral president and that’s an enormous problem.
Then Joe jumps in against her:
I’ve just got to say anybody that says you can be offended by the letter, you can be offended by Netanyahu, but anybody who says this is unprecedented. John Kerry said it’s unprecedented. John Kerry said it’s unconstitutional. The White House says it’s unprecedented.
Then she got all snarky:
But this is all deflecting. The history lesson and this is deflecting from whether or not the intention of the letter is what’s happening and I’m concerned you’re saying you liking the effect it’s having.
Then Joe said:
I’m sorry. Let me finish what I was going to say.
1984, it wasn’t just the Boland Act, it was 1984 Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to Ortega apologizing for Ronald Reagan’s anticommunist views. So this is not unprecedented. You can be offended, but please, let’s call it what it is and that is unfortunately a long part of our history.
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