When the nuclear deal with Iran was brought forward in August 2015, Sen. Angus King called a snap meeting in Portland to push it (although not for constitutionally required Senate ratification). The University of Southern Maine forum included only supporters of the agreement on the stage, and it effectively drove public opinion in the direction that then-President Obama, then-Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. King desired.

Now, it turns out that documents show that the Iranians were lying from the start, and President Trump will, hopefully, withdraw from this terrible deal.

We can thank Sen. King for one thing, though: If he had honored the constitutional requirement that treaties be ratified by the Senate, President Trump would have no ability to withdraw. Of course, a lot of senators would have some explaining to do.

Jon Reisman


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