Bad News If You Oppose Iran Deal
The Republicans vowed to fight it to the bitter end.
Even top Democrats such as Chuck Schumer opposed it.
Yet, in the end Obama is guaranteed a win.
With a retiring liberal Democrat vote in the bag, Obama’s Iran deal is a sure thing.
Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is the 34th senator to support Iran nuclear deal, guaranteeing that President Barack Obama will be able to sustain a veto of an attempt to kill the agreement.
“No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” the longtime senator, who is not running for re-election, said in a statement Wednesday. “I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal. However, Congress must also reaffirm our commitment to the safety and security of Israel.”
The Associated Press first reported on Mikulski’s decision. Sen. Chris Choons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced their support for the deal on Tuesday, putting Obama just one vote short.
Congress is expected to have a majority to support a resolution opposing the U.S.-led multinational deal with Iran, but now there will not be the necessary two-thirds to override the certain Obama veto.
Now Mitch McConnell and John Boehner can pass Obama’s Iran deal while voting against it.