Oops: GOP Senator Not Supporting Hillary Because of Iran Deal, But His Preferred Pick Also Supports It

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 12, 2016 7:30 AM
Oops: GOP Senator Not Supporting Hillary Because of Iran Deal, But His Preferred Pick Also Supports It

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is not voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Trump's temperament and Clinton's support of the Iran Deal prove neither nominee is ready to protect America's national security interests, Kirk has noted. Instead, the senator has indicated he's going to be writing in former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served in the second Bush administration. The problem? Powell is also a fan of the Iranian nuclear agreement.

Oops.

In an interview on "Meet the Press" last year, Powell said the Iran Deal would help "stop this highway race they were going down" with Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

Before Powell, Kirk had voiced his support for former Gen. David Petraeus. After getting briefed on Powell's support for the Iran Deal, will he change his mind yet again?