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Bob Schieffer to GOP Rep.: Is Iran Deal ‘Diversionary Tactic’ for Obama Admin?

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer spoke Sunday morning to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) about the newly-brokered deal halting portions of Iran’s uranium enrichment program, and asked if the congressman thought the Obama administration had pursued the deal to distract from the troubled Affordable Care Act rollout.

“I was on airplanes this weekend, and more than one person I was talking to about this whole deal pending with Iran said, ‘This might be a diversionary tactic by an administration desperately looking for good news,'” Schieffer said. “Would you put it in that category yet?”

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“I would never judge upon that when we’re dealing with international [issues],” McCarthy replied. “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.”

“We’re dealing with Iran,” McCarthy said. “They are one of the top supporters of terrorism around the world. This is providing them money and resources, and we should not take this lightly. We have to have a full dismantling, if we want the world to be safer.”

Watch the clip below, via CBS News:

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