Randal Hill says he would vote no on Iran nuclear deal
Former Hurricanes, Dolphins wide receiver running to unseat Frederica Wilson in Congress
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Former Miami Hurricanes and Dolphins wide receiver Randal Hill said he would vote no on the Iran nuclear deal if he were serving in Congress.
Hill, who is running to unseat U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., in Florida's 24th Congressional District, told Local 10 News that he would vote against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 countries and Iran because it "does not remove the possibility that Iran could eventually create and produce nuclear weapons."
"As a former special agent for the Department of Homeland Security, my experience with counter-terror investigations leads me to the conclusion that if a known supporter of terrorism says that they will continue to fund terrorist operations, we should believe them," Hill wrote.
Hill said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry "should go back to the negotiating table and work towards a better deal that would better protect Israel and lengthen the potential window before which Iran could develop its own nuclear weapons."
Hill's not alone. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., said in an email to supporters Tuesday that he cannot support the deal.
Local 10 placed a call to Wilson's Miami Gardens office seeking comment, but Wilson was out of town and unavailable.
Hill helped the Hurricanes win a pair of national championships in the 1980s and became the 23rd overall pick by the Dolphins in the 1991 NFL Draft, but he was traded to the Cardinals after just one game. He returned to Miami for the 1995 and 1996 seasons before finishing his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints.
In July, Hill announced his intentions to run against Wilson in the 2016 election. Wilson has represented the district since 2011. She previously served in the Florida House and Senate.
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