Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Clinton Will Have to Own Any Fallout from Nuclear Deal With Iran

July 2, 2015

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said on Thursday that Hillary Clinton will have to "own" the fallout of an Iran nuclear deal if one is struck.

Reporting from Vienna, Mitchell said that Secretary of State John Kerry is involved in "secret negotiations" that originated with his predecessor, Hillary Clinton.

Because of her involvement laying the groundwork for a rapprochement with Iran, Mitchell says that Clinton shares responsibility for the deal’s consequences.

"She’s going to have to own this politically — the pros and cons of this deal — if it comes together," Mitchell said.

Critics contend that announced aspects of the deal do not close off Iran’s pathway to a bomb. They further argue the deal does not address Iran’s export of terror and instability to the Middle East.

Clinton announced in April that she "strongly supports" President Obama’s and Secretary Kerry’s diplomacy with Iran.

However, Clinton is known for pandering politically and struggling to define exactly what it is she believes. It remains to be seen whether she will flip-flop on the deal in the future. The Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti writes,

Hillary Clinton is moving so quickly to the left that it’s hard to keep up. Her aides are telling the New York Times she wants to "topple" the One Percent, she’s pledging solidarity with union bosses over lunch meetings at Mario Batali restaurants in Midtown, she supports a constitutional amendment to suppress political speech, she’s down with a right to same-sex marriage, she’s ambivalent over the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, she’s calling for an end to the "era of mass incarceration," she wants to go "further" than President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. It’s called pandering, but the press is too frazzled or sympathetic to call her on it. There’s desperation to Clinton’s moves, an almost panicked energy, to close the gap between her and her party’s base. If Elizabeth Warren called for full Communism, Clinton would be at the barricades the next day.