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September 10, 2015 6:24 pm

Senate Democrats Block Republican Resolution to Kill Iran Nuke Deal

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The Capitol. Photo: Wiki Commons. – Senate Democrats on Thursday successfully blocked a resolution by Republicans that was meant to reject the Iran nuclear deal, while helping President Barack Obama avoid the use of his veto power for the measure.

In a 58-42 vote, Democrats filibustered the disapproval resolution that Republicans and some Democrats had hoped to send to Obama, who had promised to use his veto if needed.

The vote on Thursday came after nearly two months of contentious debate in the Congress over the nuclear deal. Despite the fact that Republicans, who unanimously opposed the deal, control both the houses of Congress, Senate rules stipulate that 60 votes are needed to successfully thwart a filibuster.

Initially, opponents of the deal had hoped to secure 67 votes—a two-thirds majority—to overcome a planned Obama veto. But those hopes were dashed last week when U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) became the 34th senator to support the deal.

“Regardless of how one feels about the agreement, fair-minded Americans should acknowledge the president’s strong achievements in combating and containing Iran,” said U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of four Democrats to vote against the president, the New York Times reported.

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  • Emanuel

    “Get out” leave, and you fools also support having Islamic state pose as refugees and infiltrate your country? Get out of my country you fake American fascist idiots.

  • ART

    So much for Obamas promises of “transparency” Once again he has denied the majority of the American people the opportunity to express their beliefs. As a now former Democrat I will work to punish those Democrats that support Obama. When the so called treaty fails and when Iran has its nuclear weapons and extorts others or attacks Israel these self righteous so called leaders will pay no penalty, like Condi Rice who demanded that hamas have a role in the 2005 pa elections and never apologized or acknowledged her stupidity and is the President of a major university Others will die for Obama/Kerrys perfidy