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September 2, 2015 12:30 pm

Maryland Senator’s Backing of Iran Nuke Deal Blocks Veto Override

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Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced on Wednesday that she would back President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, becoming the 34th senator to support the deal, and ensuring enough supporting votes to prevent an override of a presidential veto of any resolution passed by Congress against the deal.

“No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” Mikulski said in a statement. “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.”

Congress is in the midst of a 60-day review period of the Iranian nuclear deal. Nearly every Republican in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, has come out against the deal, as well as some Democrats, including Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). However, while the Senate is likely to reject the deal, President Obama has said that he will veto any disapproval, meaning that the Senate must then gain a two-thirds majority, or 66 votes, to override this veto. Mikulski’s support for the deal likely ensures such a majority.

Earlier this week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) became the 32nd and 33rd supporters of the deal respectively.

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  • Evelyn Wertheimer

    This woman will regret her voting for the deal. But it will be too late. Einstein was right. Well, he was an intelligent and quite responsible Jew. He would never support this disaster, not only of the United States, but of mankind. “Two things are immeasurable: the universe, and human stupidity”.

  • Eric R.

    Looks like the Nazi (er, Democrat) Party votes for a second Holocaust.

    Just like they stood by under FDR and did nothing to stop the first one.

    And 70% of Jews continue to vote for these evil scum.

    I hope Bibi tells Herr Obama to take his F-35s and shove them up his Marxist, Islamist Jew-hating ass.

  • Emanuel

    You should be ashamed of yourself. We won’t forget the pandering scum that backs evil in our country to our face, just look at your state and how you are promoting your buddies race war and allowing so many black Americans to suffer. Scum of the earth you do not belong in this country if you like Iran you should move there I’m sure they will know what to do with you.