Corker: White House ‘Spinning’ on Iran Switcheroo (Audio)
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said the White House’s about-face on his Iran legislation is likely because they were about to lose.
The White House went Tuesday from vowing to veto the Corker-Menendez Iran bill to backing an emerging compromise, with caveats. “We’ve gone from a piece of legislation that the president would veto to a piece of legislation that’s undergone substantial revision such that it is now in a form of a compromise that the president would be willing to sign,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday. He cautioned the bill still needs to go through markup.