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Forum Post: Schumer reported to oppose Iran deal

Posted 6 years ago on Aug. 7, 2015, 8:34 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ
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The heir apparent to the role of Senate Democratic leader is going to split with President Obama and come out against the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a report on Thursday evening.

Citing people familiar with Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) thinking, the Huffington Post reported that the No. 3 Senate Democrat will come out against the deal on Friday.

The news is a serious blow to the Obama administration, which had been gaining significant momentum in support of the Iran deal among Senate Democrats in recent days.

Virtually every watcher of the battle had been intently following Schumer, who is seen to be torn between allegiance to Israel — where most leaders are staunch opponents of the Iran deal — and the leader of his own party. Many had been expecting that he would not announce a decision until shortly before Congress's September vote on the agreement, after other lawmakers had already made their positions known. The news of Schumer’s thinking comes mere hours after his fellow New York senator, Kirsten Gillibrand (D), came out in support of the Iran deal.

Gillibrand’s announcement was seen as a possible signal about Schumer’s upcoming decision, and his announcement of opposition to the deal on Friday could be read as a reaction to Gillibrand.

The Huffington Post story was published as the curtain went up on the main Republican presidential debate, which saw the top 10 GOP candidates go head to head in Cleveland, Ohio. The timing could help detract some attention from Schumer's choice.

The White House has been intently lobbying Senate Democrats to get behind the Iran deal, expecting virtually every Republican lawmaker to oppose it. If GOP lawmakers vote as a bloc, Obama will need Democrats to have his back to sustain his veto of legislation to kill the deal.

Schumer’s decision is expected to bring a handful of Democratic lawmakers with him, which could be harmful for the administration’s hopes.


I posted this two years ago calling for OWS to get involved and seek out a primary opponent to Schumer, but the ego whores thought that OWS was too important to get involved in Democratic politics and now we will be dropping bombs on Iran soon. This stuff matters people, it would be nice if there were more people willing to get involved instead of just sitting around telling everybody how bad everyone else is. ego whores who think themselves so perfect so pure they couldn't possibly soil their hands actually doing something.




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[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 6 years ago

15 US air strikes august 15 th

opps off topic thread

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

so none of you are in New York? or do you not care about your people?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Matt, you didn't support my call to work within the Democratic Party to create change, now we will be dropping more bombs, see how that works?