Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott To Iran: If You Threaten America, It Will Cost You
"You threaten my country, there will be consequences in your country... there should be targets in Iran that we have already chosen to tell Iran a clear message: You threaten our lives, it will cost you yours."
– Tim Scott
CHARLESTON, SC – Tim Scott joined America's Newsroom this morning to call out the Biden Administration's weak record on Iran.
Bill Hemmer: What would you do about Iran?
Sen Scott: Well, number one, let's go back a couple of months when we had the president of Iran on our soil, calling for the death of members of President Trump's administration. Number two, we now have the foreign minister threatening America. They should not be allowed back on our soil. They did it while being guarded by our secret service. They should have a swift reaction from this administration.
If I were president, the one thing I would say, you threaten my country, there will be consequences in your country. We know that 90% of the money Hamas used to butcher Israelis and Americans came from Iran. We should make sure that while we can see their fingerprints, Iran's fingerprints on this war, the blood from Americans and Israelis are on their hands. The consequences must be steep and they should be met swiftly. We should never say when we're gonna do it, but without any question, there should be targets in Iran that we have already chosen to tell Iran a clear message. You threaten our lives, it will cost you yours as well.
I can tell you though, that this relationship predates October 7th. You think about the fact that in this administration, Biden's administration wanted the Russians to negotiate with the Iranians on our behalf for a new nuclear deal. We saw the release of sanctions that allowed more than $80 billion of energy resources to flow into Iran. And then of course, the hostage negotiation that brought another $6 billion to Iran. I don't know what this administration does not understand that you cannot make a good deal with a bad actor, and you certainly cannot make it with the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism by state. I don't understand Joe Biden. We need to fire Joe Biden and hire me. That's how we make the change that is necessary.
Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott To Iran: If You Threaten America, It Will Cost You Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367684