Sen. Mikulski Becomes 34th Senate Democrat to Support Pres. Obama’s Iran Deal
This morning, the AP is reporting that Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced her support for President Obama’s nuclear “deal” with Iran, giving the President enough votes to sustain his veto of a bill disapproving of the “deal.” According to the AP:
Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for President Barack Obama over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
Mikulski’s backing gives supporters the margin they need to uphold an expected Obama veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval that Republicans hope to pass later this month.
The agreement signed by Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions. Republicans and Israeli leaders contend that concessions made to Iran could empower that country, which has sworn to destroy Israel.
Sen. Mikulski’s announcement only underscores the Constitutional end-run President Obama and his supporters are pulling – because the President decided the “deal” is not a treaty, he only needs support from 34 Democrats in the Senate to ensure his “deal” holds. The Constitution requires two thirds of the Senate to vote in favor of any treaty, but the White House decided the “deal” is an executive agreement instead. This “deal” undermines our national security and the security of our allies in the Middle East and we are still doing everything in our power to stop it! But we need your help!
If you can join us in Washington, DC for our Rally to Stop the Iran Deal on September 9th, we plan on giving voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the President’s “deal” and make his allies in Congress reconsider their votes! Join us, Senator Ted Cruz and his invited guest businessman Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and more at the U.S. Capitol on September 9th and tell the world to stand up for the Constitution and our national security! Click here for details and to RSVP!