Posted: 3:02 pm Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
By Jamie Dupree
Making it less and less likely that the Iran nuclear deal can be stopped in the Congress, Tuesday brought forth another series of announcements from Democrats in support of that agreement, as the White House rallied support from key Senators.
— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) August 4, 2015
“It will stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon for at least the next 10-15 years,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said in a speech on the Senate floor.
“The more we talk about the agreement, the more we realize there is no good alternative to the agreement,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to reporters just off the floor of the Senate.
The #IranDeal is not about making an ally out of an adversary. It is about denying an adversary a path to obtaining nuclear weapons
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) August 4, 2015
The announcements on Tuesday from those three Democratic Senators followed a similar spurt of announcements from House Democrats on Monday, all of which had the aroma of a public relations blitz backed by the White House, in advance of a speech on Wednesday here in D.C. by President Obama in favor of the deal.
The news came as President Obama met with Jewish leaders at the White House, as officials lobbied for their support.
“He believes that this historic agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon isn’t just in the best interest of the United States, it’s clearly within the national security interest of our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.