On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin told his listeners that although liberals love Alexander Hamilton, they refuse to listen to his views regarding the treaty clause in the Constitution.
“Hamilton in the Federalist Papers couldn’t have been clearer about this,” stated Levin. “The liberals love Hamilton. They do plays on Hamilton, but they won’t listen to Hamilton.”
Below is a transcript of Levin’s comments:
“The Treaty Clause in the Constitution has a specific purpose, with very plain language that even Bob Corker could understand. When you propose to enter into a significant deal with one or more other countries, you must submit that to the United States Senate which can either ratify or not by two thirds of the Senators present. The reason is to ensure that the body politic – that’s you and me – know what’s in the deal before the deal is put in place.
“Hamilton, in the Federalist Papers, couldn’t have been clearer about this. The liberals love Hamilton. They do plays on Hamilton, but they won’t listen to Hamilton.
“He argued, and decisively so, ‘We cannot have one man, a President of the United States, bind the entire nation to another nation or to an international agreement without more than that one individual looking at it.’
“And Bob Corker did worse. He not only cut a deal with Obama, but he turned the provision on its head, where we actually needed a filibuster-proof Senate to stop Obama from doing this deal.
“And Donald Trump is considering Bob Corker for Secretary of State? Oh, I’m not done.
“Not only did he gut the treaty clause of the Constitution to accommodate Barack Obama, what was it that he was accommodating? The Iran Nuclear Deal.
“Bob Corker gutted the treaty clause of the Constitution with the President of the United States to prevent the United States Senate from voting down that Iran deal – voting it down and killing it.
“A hundred and fifty billion dollars released to the Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran. Now we know of all these side deals. If it had been treated as a treaty and gone to the United States Senate, he would have been forced to show us all the side deals.
“But instead he cut his side deals. Instead the Senate tied its own hands – the Republican majority in the Senate, led, in this case by Bob Corker, who Donald Trump is considering for Secretary of State.”