How the GOP Sabotaged Jimmy Carter’s Reelection

Former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, compelled by information of President Jimmy Carter getting into hospice care, has informed the New York Occasions that there was, the truth is, a covert GOP effort in 1980 to stop Iran from releasing 53 American hostages till after the presidential election of that 12 months.

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 referred to as on Arab leaders to let Iranian officers know that they should not free the hostages till Election Day, as a result of in the event that they waited, Ronald Reagan would give them a greater deal.

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