Skip to comments.Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote
Posted on 09/02/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement.
The announcement means that at least 34 senators -- the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto -- will back Obama in vetoing a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal.
While majorities of both the GOP-controlled House and Senate are expected to vote against the agreement, supporters of the multinational accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program are also hoping to get the 41 votes needed to filibuster the bill and prevent it from even getting to a final vote in the Senate.
Secretary of State John Kerry said the administration will continue to try and push support for deal past the 34 votes they now have "until the last moment."
"Thirty-four votes are obviously enough votes for the president's veto to be upheld," Kerry told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "That is not satisfactory for us. We do want to try to go further. We'll continue to persuade."
That prospect upsets some Republicans who believe the historic agreement deserves a final up-or-down vote.
Nearly all Republicans have come out against the agreement, arguing it sets up weak standards for international inspectors to monitor whether Iran is complying with the agreement and would allow Iran to build nuclear weapons in a few years.
But only two Democratic senators -- Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Menendez of New Jersey -- have announced they oppose it. The Senate's 54 Republicans would need four more Democrats to join them in opposing the deal to end the filibuster and send the bill for a vote.
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Obama secures Israel’s destruction thanks to non thinking voters that elected people that campaigned on working with him.
Barry met resistance from Ted Cruz and how many more? A couple?
RE: BLAME YOURSELVES CORKER, LINDA, and MSCHAME.
Bob Corker was the brilliant mastermind of this sham.
How the Hell can 34 Senators (A Minority!) decide policy!?
Every Obama victory is a defeat for the USA.
What BS! Nobody has voted, Obama has secured nothing. Make them actually vote and go on record for all time as traitors.
How many would do that. Very few, they’re all cowards. They hate America, just don’t pin them down on it.
Since they seem assured they already have the votes, what is the point of the rally on Sept. 9th? Will it change any minds or votes from the Senate? I doubt it. The stupid Republicans - damn stupid Republicans were snookered on this stupid change. They deserve to be hung!
But idiots here demanded he be elected over a powerless Dem. Mitch too.
This is treason, all involved should be put on trial, the ultimate goal; public hanging.
“You can’t over-ride my veto, nyah, nyah-na-nyah-nyah”
The REPUBLICANS lowered the bar.
I hope not a single one of them ever gets elected again.
There never was a point. People abandoned their country when they elected the two leaders of the House and senate. They were going to give this to Barry regardless and said so in the campaign. “If elected we will work WITH President Obama”.
Norm —according to Ezekiel, he didn’t secure Israel’s destruction; but he may have secured our nation’s.......
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem! And pray that God will forgive the people of the US who were against this diabolical “treaty”......
Destruction takes many forms. Doesn’t it also say over half of Israel wiped out?
Cruz is as much to blame as anyone. He also voted for the Corker bill. You can’t trust anyone in DC.
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