(Austin, TX) — In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Joseph Kopser released the following statement.


“The President’s unilateral violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) to remove Iran as a nuclear threat is inexcusable and further undermines America’s leadership toward a safer world. Like his decision to violate the Paris climate agreement last year, President Trump’s interest in provocation and political grandstanding over responsible policy erodes the trust and influence America has earned since the end of the Cold War.


“President Trump’s violation of the JCPoA gives America’s closest allies every reason to question our credibility, the opponents of peace the power to exploit our lack of resolve, and Iran and other powers the impetus to assail global security through the reemergence of nuclear weapons programs.


“Never before has an American President been so removed from the interests of our country. Never before has America so needed its House of Representatives to protect the interest of the American people. Unfortunately, Chip Roy and Matt McCall, the two Republicans running for this seat, have both stated their support for the withdrawal. In their shortsighted loyalty to the President, they continue to show  that they are not qualified to make vital foreign policy decisions.


“While the President believes this “negotiating tactic” will protect his party in November, in TX-21 we’ve seen enough of America’s hard earned work for a safer, cleaner world squandered for the sake of short term gain or special interest.”



Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, and father of three daughters running in the Democratic Primary for TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.