Republicans Are On The Ropes As Harry Reid Supports Obama’s Iran Deal

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has put Republicans on the ropes by strongly announcing his support for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Reid said:

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One of the most important national security challenges of our generation is stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, a goal that is critical to the national security of the United States, the State of Israel and the world. After years of study and months of careful review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and its predecessor agreement, I support this agreement because I believe it is the best path to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

This nuclear agreement is consistent with the greatest traditions of American leadership. I will do everything in my power to support this agreement and ensure that America holds up our end of the commitment we have made to our allies and the world to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. I will vote no on the resolution of disapproval and urge my colleagues to do the same.

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It is fantasy to say that if Congress rejects the agreement, the Administration can simply go back and get a better agreement. That is not a real option and we should not pretend that it is. First, this is a good agreement on the merits, imposing the toughest inspections and verification regime in history, and a diplomatic solution is certainly less costly in American blood and treasure than any possible military option. Second, if the Senate rejects this agreement, the international community will not support an attempt to secure another and they will not support the sanctions regime. Those are hard facts. Whether we like it or not, the current sanctions regime depends on other countries.

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I strongly support this historic agreement and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been struggling to find 60 votes to pass the disapproval resolution of the Iran deal. Sen. Reid was not expected to announce his support until after Congress returned from their August recess.

Momentum is growing every day on the Democratic side for blocking the resolution in the Senate by denying Republicans the votes that they need for passage. Since Chuck Schumer (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced their opposition to the agreement, no Democrats have joined them.

Harry Reid’s support for the deal brings President Obama closer to another milestone in a presidency full of historic achievements.

21 Replies to “Republicans Are On The Ropes As Harry Reid Supports Obama’s Iran Deal”

  1. A true American who puts his country interest first instead of a foreign country

    Shame on any dummycrats that sold out their country. Republicans have already showed they are whores to the highest bidder

  2. I like that Harry made his main point about “get a better deal”. This has been the repug line for all. If there is no deal now, there would be no additional negotiations and we lose major face with our allies.

    Plus, Bibi will blow a gasket, and I for one, will enjoy that immensely.

  3. Majority Leader Reid…now is the time to revoke your support for Schumer as your successor.

    Schumer has proven that when it comes to choosing in the best interest of the United States and the best interest of the Likud Party, he’ll always choose in favor of the latter.

    Senator Schumer’s public show of disrespect for peace and this president is a deal-breaker, and it shows he doesn’t have the temperament to be Senate Majority Leader. He should remain Senator of New York, but under no circumstances should he become Senate Majority Leader and the Likud Party’s lackey in the United States Senate.

  4. Schumer is anti-peace, anti- American soldier and anti-American. He would rather educate the children of Israel than the children of Detroit.

  5. Has anyone read Schumer’s statement? He makes valid points. I am leaning in support of it but I honestly have some doubts when I see other viewpoints on the matter. The ramifications are complex.

    Hillary backed the plan immediately. I respect her opinion, especially on matters like this, but I am opinionated – if you haven’t noticed. :-)

    I know this issue has universal support here and I am just saying there are mitigating factors. As a NYer I often supported Schumer on issues and know he is very, very savvy and does his homework.

    His statement makes excellent points:

    http://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/my-position-on-the-iran-deal

    Politico has a fascinating angle on it too:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/chuck-schumer-iran-deal-121605.html?ml=po#.VdsedJdmpMF

    I lean to support but I understand some of the objections to not fully supporting it vociferously.

    Flame shield engaged.

  6. That shit don’t make no sense whatsoever.
    To me, after ten years, if Iran is the same nation as it is today, we will be worse off with this agreement than without it.
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    So he can see in the future and determine how Iran will act? Ten years ago were we the same nation compared with today?

    For years, Iran has used military force and terrorism to expand its influence in the Middle East, actively supporting military or terrorist actions in Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, and Gaza.
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    Well to the Senator for the likud party what about Israel’s illegal actions in the Middle east?

    Schumer is a very dangerous man and that gobblydookof a statement proves it

  7. The 24 day delay seems a bit too long, I think.

    Not being able to demand inspections unilaterally as well. We are at the mercy of China and Russia.

    He makes several highly valid points.

  8. The US don’t run the world and what he is saying is bullshit
    Sanctions snap-back
    The idea here is to make it very easy for the US to force the United Nations to re-impose sanctions on Iran if they think Iran is cheating — and really hard for China or Russia to keep sanctions off. This is all about enforcing the deal, and making it easy for the US to threaten re-imposing sanctions if Iran cheats, so that Iran won’t risk cheating.

    Inspections
    Inspectors, by gaining access to not just the core nuclear sites but also secondary things like uranium mills and centrifuge plants, will be in a really good position to make sure Iran isn’t cheating on a deal or trying to squirrel away nuclear material for a secret weapons program. If Iran does try to cheat, the world will be much more likely to know, and will know much more quickly. While “managed access” means there are certain facilities that inspectors can’t just storm into whenever they want, these are the most invasive inspections we could possibly hope for without straight-up invading and conquering Iran, and inspectors will still be able to detect any over nuclear activity at the “managed access” sites.

  9. He agrees with some parts, you mention two areas of the plan where we have a fist to slam on a desk.

    I do not blame the majority of the public for not trusting them and being wary of giving relief.

    Also, I think I am making the devil’s arguement and I do think it will pass. It is just one of those times when my red flags are up and this is not 100% perfect and the other side 100% wrong. The deal isn’t perfect, obviously no deal with all those nations could ever be – especially with Iran.

    Just caution and eyes-wide open and a need to look deeper – on my part.

  10. …we should e-mail, FB and Twitter Harry Reid: Nobody with ambiguous loyalty in ANY position of power…
    …as I’ve said before Israel needs us, we don’t need them!!!
    GET NUTTY-YOYO THE “F”ING HELL OUTTA OUR GOVERNMENT!!!

  11. I’m glad lawmakers are coming forward to support Obama’s Iran Deal. It will make guilty verdicts in future treason trials all that much easier to obtain!

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