“So that’s pretty good“.
“I do not come to this decision lightly”, Wasserman Schultz said in an op-ed for the Miami Herald, describing her large-scale research over the past two months as “emotional soul searching”.
Despite recognizing imperfections in the agreement and her concerns with Iran’s terrorist ties, Wasserman Schultz wrote that, ultimately, “the agreement promotes the national-security interests of the United States and our allies and merits my vote of support“.
Despite her discomfiture with the deal, Wasserman Schultz said she is “confident” that she made the right choice.
Over the weekend Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a revelation, announcing a change of position: She is now a fan of the president’s nuclear deal with Iran.
She said that her decision and the process she had gone through to reach it would ensure Israel’s existence “forever”.
Also addressing the protesters was Miami-Dade County School Board member Martin Karp, who repeated the slogan on the T-shirts of many riders: “This is a bad deal”.
Obama has 38 Senate votes, all from Democrats, in support of the Iran deal.
Last week, the deal, which had faced intense opposition from GOP lawmakers, won its crucial 34th Senate supporter, ensuring that it would prevail over a disapproval resolution drawn up by Republicans with sufficient support to uphold on Obama vote of such legislation.
Congress may still vote and pass a resolution disapproving of the deal when it reconvenes next week.
That effort suffered a setback on Friday as Sen.
Powell, who also served as national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan, invoked Reagan’s oft-quoted maxim that the West should “trust but verify” any agreements with the former Soviet Union. “I think a very vigorous verification regime has been put into place”, he said.
Powell’s endorsement comes on the heels of 200-plus former admirals and generals penning a letter to House and Senate leadership, requesting they deny the deal and calling it unsafe to America.
But behind the warm public statements, there are deep disagreements on Syria and Yemen as well as lingering Saudi doubts about the nuclear deal with Iran.
“I say, we have a deal, let’s see how they implement the deal”.
Automatic budget cuts called sequestration are the result of a deal Obama signed in 2011. It also spares Democrats the awkward situation of having their party chairwoman at odds with Obama on his signature foreign policy initiative.
Cole said passing a short-term spending bill will not be “a contention-free exercise”.
NBC’s Peter Alexander surprisingly framed the Iran vote not as simply a victory for the White House and actually wondered “is this a victory or is it more that he’s just avoiding defeat here?” And if the Iran deal makes Israel safer, why does it need new weapons in the aftermath?