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July 7, 2016
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Wendy Long Calls Out Chuck Schumer on Iranian Aircraft Deal
New York, New York -- U.S. Senate Republican and Conservative Party nominee
Wendy Long today criticized her opponent, incumbent U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer
(D-NY) for his nonresponse to the controversy over the Obama-encouraged sale
of approximately $25 billion in U.S. aircraft goods and services to Iran

    "Typical to form, Chuck Schumer is nowhere to be found on urgent
matters affecting our national security, especially where it concerns
Islamic terrorists.  Taking his cues from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,
he appears to be fine with this sale, with which America would provide Iran
with aircraft that will be used for military purposes, such as movement of
troops, ammunition, and weapons.

    "In other words, Chuck Schumer by his silence is facilitating a deal
that is against American interests, which Republicans and even many
Democrats are increasingly recognizing.  It's ironic that for someone whose
main goal always seems to be getting his face in front of cameras, he seems
to hide and keep silent if there is anything really important requiring
leadership.  While Republicans in both houses of Congress, and even now
prominent Democrats in the U.S. Senate, weigh in with their concerns,
Schumer is nowhere to be found.  He prefers to tackle the really tough
aircraft issues such as complaining that we need more legroom between