How the GOP Sabotaged Jimmy Carter’s Re-Election

Former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, compelled by the information of President Jimmy Carter getting into hospice care, has advised the New York Occasions that there was, the truth is, a secret GOP effort in 1980 to stop Iran from releasing 53 American hostages till after that yr’s presidential election.

Barnes mentioned that in the summertime of 1980, he accompanied former Texas governor John Connally, on a visit to the Center East throughout which Connally requested Arab leaders to speak to Iranian officers that they need to not launch the hostages earlier than Election Day as a result of in the event that they waited, Ronald Reagan would supply them a greater deal.

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