Arguing against the deal, Schumer continued, “in terms of Iran during the first ten years and nuclear weapons, I found the inspections regime not anywhere anytime, but with lots of holes in it. Particularly troublesome, you have to wait twenty-four days before you can inspect”.
The comments from Plouffe, who managed Obama’s 2008 campaign and served as a senior White House adviser, are another sign of the deep frustration with Schumer within Obama’s orbit.
This weekend, Sen. Schumer was inundated with progressive wrath.
President Obama stood by his charge that Iranian hardliners are making “common cause” with Republican lawmakers in opposing the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that such an accusation “is absolutely true, factually”.
Monday, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer reiterated his opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal.
“The good news is that that agreement has been reached, and it is an agreement that is supported by the worldwide community, 99 per cent of the world, as the president has described it, and that’s why it would be so damaging to the standing of the United States for the Congress to act unilaterally to kill this deal”, he noted.
‘A sizable proportion of the Republicans were opposed before the ink was even dry on the deal, ‘ Obama says in an interview. As part of the deal, the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency will have to verify that Iran does indeed scale down its facilities, clearing a path towards ending UN, US and EU sanctions.
“That’s an absurd argument, and it’s the one they’ve made from the very beginning, that it’s either what the President negotiates with the Iranians or it’s war“, McConnell said.
The decision by one of the top Democrats in the US Senate to oppose the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was “disappointing but not surprising”, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said yesterday.
Congress will vote next month on a measure that would prevent Mr Obama from implementing the nuclear agreement.
Schumer is viewed as a powerful liberal, the likely successor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and as an influential swing vote on the Iran deal.
“Unfortunately, a large portion of the Republican Party, if not a near unanimous portion of Republican representatives, are going to be opposed to anything that I do”, Obama told NPR News.
“In 15 years or less, Iran is permitted to have an unlimited quantity of centrifuges of unlimited quality, as well as heavy water reactors and reprocessing facilities”, he said.
“If, in fact, the evidence is there that they have moved forward on enrichment capabilities that exceed the amount they need for a program and that we see the weaponization process as moving forward, there will be the use of military force against Iran”.