But things percolated to almost a House-like boil Thursday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s hearing into the nuclear deal with Iran forged by the Obama administration and five world powers.
Lofty rhetoric gave way to terms like “fleeced” and “bamboozled” to describe what Secretary of State John Kerry got from negotiations with the Tehran government to stem its nuclear program.
Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who prides himself on being an honest broker, didn’t hide his disdain for the deal, telling Kerry that “Not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe you’ve been fleeced.”
About an hour or so after the remark exploded on social media, Corker tried to soften the blow by taking the “you” out of initial comment. “We’ve been fleeced,” Corker amended.
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