Republicans have immediately attacked a new international agreement with Iran to limit and slow the country's nuclear development, even going as far as to claim the deal was actually made to distract everyone from Obamacare.
The Associated Press recently reported that the United States and Iran held numerous secret meetings for over a year to reach the historic deal early Sunday morning in Geneva, Switzerland. The deal also included Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany, which means five countries, plus Iran, would have had to conspire with President Obama to distract the world with this deal.
In spite of these facts, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) tweeted his conspiracy theory shortly after the deal between Iran and six countries: "Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care."
CBS News "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer added fuel to the conspiracy fire by asking Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) today if the the Obama administration had pursued the year-long deal with six nations to distract from Obamacare's problematic roll out, notes Mediaite.com.
“I was on airplanes this weekend, and more than one person I was talking to about this whole deal pending with Iran," said Schieffer. "This might be a diversionary tactic by an administration desperately looking for good news.' Would you put it in that category yet?”
Rep. McCarthy did not discount the wild, unproven conspiracy theory.
“I would never judge upon that when we’re dealing with international,” stated Rep. McCarthy. “I know they need some type of other news. But that would be the biggest mistake any administration could do, to try to make a decision for a political basis when you’re dealing with American lives around the world. So I would hope that would never be the case.”
Rep. McCarthy also claimed the deal with Iran was not a "historic deal" (even though such a deal has never occurred before) and advocated undermining it.
"We should move forward with the sanctions in the Senate," added Rep. McCarthy. "We should not take this lightly. We have to have a full dismantling if we want the world to be safer."
Sources: Mediaite.com, Twitter, Associated Press