NIT – Some say that the 47 Republican Senators who wrote a letter to the leaders of Iran and warned that any deal signed with President Barack Obama on their nuclear ambitions was a treasonous act.
A petition on the White house website (one of many petitions) has been signed by over 250,000 people and asks for criminal charges to be filed against the 47 u.S. Senators who signed the letter.
The petition states:
On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.
At a time when the United States government is attempting to reach a potential nuclear agreement with the Iranian government, 47 Senators saw fit to instead issue a condescending letter to the Iranian government stating that any agreement brokered by our President would not be upheld once the president leaves office.
This is a clear violation of federal law. In attempting to undermine our own nation, these 47 senators have committed treason.
Others say the terms being negotiated by the Obama administration with Iran are too lenient and could pave a clear path for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, something the world fears.
The petition exceeded 100,000 signatures within 30 days, so the White House is required to respond.
What do you think? Were the senators right or wrong in sending the letter?