What’s the matter with this guy?
Rep. Salmon is apparently obsessed with the coming Congressional showdown over the President’s marvelous “Let’s not let the Iranians get nukes until 15 years from now when I’ll be long gone, assuming they don’t cheat and get them earlier which they almost certainly will” treaty with Iran, a jewel in the crown of his proud legacy. The Congressman is so obsessed that he couldn’t stop himself from fear-mongering about the dangers of the agreement while doing a civics presentation at the San Tan Charter School. He also apparently was so passionate that he thought he was talking to teeny voters rather than second and third-graders.
Discussing how vetoes work, Salmon segued into the Iranian deal as an example of a looming one, and explained why a veto would be baaaad. “Do you know what a nuclear weapon is? Do you know that there are schools that train children your age to be suicide bombers?” he was reported as telling the six and seven-year-olds.
Can you say ‘fried in your beds?’
Sure you can!
This borders on cruelty, bullying and child abuse. It certainly shows execrable judgment. The President received a lot of deserved criticism for comparing the domestic opposition to his Iran deal to Iranian extremists. In the case of Matt Salmon, he was right.