Congressman French Hill Reacts to State Department’s Confirmation of $400 Million Ransom Payment to Iran

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) made the following statement after yesterday’s comments from the Department of State confirming that the $400 million cash payment to the Iranian Government was contingent on the release of four American hostages:

 “Yesterday’s comments from the State Department confirm what many of my colleagues and I previously asserted:  the $400 million exchange with Iran was a ransom payment. After months of attempted cover-ups, President Obama’s administration has finally admitted that they directly rewarded Iran for its hostage-taking enterprise, putting a price on the head of every American. This is foreign policy gone awry, and the President and our government officials that were in charge of this exchange have much to answer for.”