Pence: Obama has ‘put a price’ on US lives
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Republican vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Students at school system Pence called 'forefront' of reopening now in quarantine Presidential debates demonstrate who has what it takes MORE says President Obama has attached a monetary value to Americans's lives by secretly shipping $400 million to Iran.

“Just this morning, we found that this administration transferred $400 million in cash on a pallet in an airplane heading to Iran,” Pence said Wednesday during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colo.


“It was Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE that instigated the president’s disastrous agreement with the radical mullahs in Iran,” Pence added of the Democratic presidential nominee.

“Hillary Clinton and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGraham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' 'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Biden's immigration plan has serious problems MORE have essentially put price on the head of every American traveling abroad. This is judgment this country cannot stand for four more years.”

Reports emerged Tuesday night that the Obama administration covertly transferred $400 million to Iran last January.

The payment, which consisted mainly of foreign currencies, occurred around the same time Iran released four American prisoners.

The money was part of a settlement with Iran concerning a 1979 arms deal, which occurred before the Middle Eastern nation experienced a regime change.

The White House later Wednesday denied the transaction amounts to a ransom for the freedom of Americans in Iranian captivity.

“No, it was not,” press secretary John Earnest said when asked if it constituted a ransom. "It is against the policy of the United States to pay ransom for hostages.”

Pence said the payment is the latest in a long line of Clinton and Obama’s poor foreign policy calls.

“The judgment of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the foreign stage speaks for itself,” he said of the president and his former secretary of State.

"We look at the world, particularly the Middle East, in 2009 and then you look at the world today and it’s unrecognizable.”

Pence added his running mate would improve American security at home and abroad.

“America needs to be strong for the world to be safe. Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE will stand by our allies. We cannot have four more years of apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends."