- 12 октября 2012, 05:23
- POLITICO. TOP 10 Blogs
Paul Ryan and Joe Biden just had a lengthy exchange about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, with the congressman pushing back on the VP and the VP openly protesting, "Oh God" in the middle of one of his answers.
"We cannot allow Iran to gain nuclear weapons capability," Ryan said, adding that Iran is "racing toward a nuclear weapon."
Biden replied that the sanctions against Iran are "the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. Period. Period." He then alluded to "classified information" he couldn't discuss but "we feel quite confident we could deal a serious blow to the Iranians."
Ryan responded that the administration had begun the term looking for "more space with our ally Israel...we have to change (the Iranians') mind."
Biden responded, "This is a bunch of stuff." He noted later that Mitt Romney has said he thinks the sanctions should be continued "unless he's changed his mind."