A former Iranian hostage blasted Hillary Clinton this weekend, saying that while he was in Iranian captivity “whenever I heard Hillary’s voice, my heart would sink. All she ever does with Iran is inflame tensions.”
According to Politico:
“Shane Bauer knows firsthand what it’s like to be a prisoner in Iran. And after news broke Saturday morning about the exchange that delivered four imprisoned Americans, he had plenty to say about Hillary Clinton’s response to the developments in Iran.
In a series of tweets posted late Saturday night, Bauer, who is now a senior reporter at Mother Jones, called Clinton’s appeal for more sanctions “totally irresponsible” and accused her of constantly inflaming tensions with Iran.
“Seriously, why would Hillary call for more sanctions *now*? As far as we know, 4 of the Americans are still in Iran. Totally irresponsible,” he tweeted.
Bauer also tweeted that while he was imprisoned in Iran, “whenever I heard Hillary’s voice, my heart would sink. All she ever does with Iran is inflame tensions.”
He expressed shock, or perhaps sarcasm, at the fact that Clinton — the Democratic front-runner in a narrow primary of three — was calling for sanctions, rather than Republican front-runners Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.”
“Shane Bauer was imprisoned in Iran for more than two years, between July 2009 and September 2011. Here, he speaks at a press conference following his release, flanked by his girlfriend and friend who were were captured with him.” (Getty)