Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue stepped up on Thursday
to emphasize that 30 Democratic senators had a meeting with
the Russian ambassador in 2015 to pitch President Obama’s Iran
nuclear deal, all while publicly endorsing Democratic presidential candidates.
In an attempt to protect ex – Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions from allegations that
he lied to Congress regarding his contact with a Russian Ambassador
throughout the presidential
campaign, Perdue confronted his colleagues for “slandering” an ex – member of the upper chamber.
He said, “We have literally reached a point where members of this body are slandering former
colleagues for having and taking the same opportunities afforded to them.”
Perdue continued to say, “This morning my colleague, the senior senator from Missouri
Claire McCaskill, tweeted that she had never, ever, met with or taken a call from the Russian
Ambassador. But her own Twitter account proved that she has at least twice in the last four years.”
Sessions worked for the Senate Armed Services Committee along with Perdue and Democratic
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who started making contradictory statement regarding her
communication with the Russian ambassador.
“Thirty members, as a matter of fact, of this body met with the Russian Ambassador and
ambassadors from other nations in 2015 for a sales pitch on President Obama’s Deal
Many of them – including the senior senator from Missouri – were open supporters at that
time of candidates in the presidential race,” he stated.
The Huffington Post informed early on in August 2015 that Senate Democratic staff invited
three Democrats uncertain on the Iran Nuclear
deal Democrats together with other members
of their caucus to meet up with with ambassadors from Russia, England, France, China and
Germany in the capitol city.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, as outlined by HuffPo, organized the Iran nuclear deal
briefings for his Democratic colleagues that involved getting acquainted the ambassadors.
The presentations were powerful enough to persuade the three undecided ones to accept it
and conquer a Republican filibuster of the Iran deal.