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Sen.Barbara Mikulski, the infamous #34

Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Wednesday afternoon she will support the nuclear deal with Iran, giving President Barack Obama enough support to stop Congress from overriding a presidential veto of a Congressional rejection of the agreement.

The Maryland Democrat caved in even though she is retiring at the end of her current term.

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She stated:

No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb.”

Sen. Mikulski is retiring at the end of her current term and therefore would not pay a heavy political price if she had joined the majority on Congress who oppose the agreement

She is the 34th Democrat to side with President Obama, who still faces the embarrassment of having to veto a Congressional rejection of the nuclear deal.

He reportedly favors what he considers a less embarrassing alternative – a Democratic filibuster.

With enough votes locked up to allow a veto to stand, it remains to be seen if other Democratic senators will fall in line with the president. They can rationalize that opposing the agreement won’t help override a veto .

Congress will vote on the agreement by Sept, 17. The American obligations under the deal cannot take effect until Congress approves or President Obama vetoes a rejection.

All eyes are on Maryland’s other senator, Ben Cardin, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He said yesterday he will announce “shortly” his position. He could face political punishment in the Senate if he votes against the agreement.

Cardin is a member of Baltimore’s largest modern Orthodox congregation, Beth Tfiloh, where more than 1,000 people rallied Tuesday against the agreement.

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

43 COMMENTS

  1. God will be with Israel and that is more important than America. America will end up alone and broke because of this, I love you Israel and the Jewish people, my prayers are for your peace no matter what our goverment says, the people of America don't side with Obama and his people.

  2. I was going to snark "has JP endorsed her for re-election yet?" Then I noticed the line about her retiring. (And yes, I know she's from MD and not NY.)

    Hey…anybody besides me ever notice that the people who post here who invoke G-d or display the greatest anger with anti-Israel intrigues are all Xians? What are Jews doing…out integrating a country club somewhere?

  3. I must say that it is a disgrace that the Democrats will support this bill knowing in their callous hearts that this bill will cause the destruction of the world as we know it. Again a Democrat voting for the POTUS not the country.

  4. ANYONE who votes FOR Osamabama's deal with Iran should be removed from office at the earliest opportunity. They should be worried about in whose neighborhood Iran's nuclear bomb will be exploded first. Maybe their's will be first. All good people will be in danger shortly.

  5. C.s. Harris : People who want to avert a war should be voting against the deal. Because once Iran gets the bomb they will used it. They never wanted it for peace purposes like they pretend they will enrich the uranium to produce it and use it.While the ink of this agreement didn't dry the Mullah are chanting : Death to America, death to Israel. And if you think that Iran will change it's behaviour you're dreaming in la la land.

  6. I guess that the "political price" that she would have to pay would be being attacked by AIPAC with money flowing from members of the Lobby into the campaign coffers of her opponent. Mikulski has long been a strong supporter of israel. She is supporting what is right. She may well have been convinced not only by Obama but by the statement of a significant number of former Israeli intelligence and foreign policy officials who publicly stated that they supported the deal. If these Israelis who are in the know, say that the deal is good and good for Israel why should there be criticism of those who support it?

  7. Black-eyed Susan. State flower of Maryland, #USA. There was a poem/song written about her. Also, the state flower was designated in 1918 before American women had the right to vote. Was Susan’s eye black because she was a victim of domestic violence? Would the name of the flower instill or influence violence? Does the flower resemble a black eye? Is the State of #Maryland, USA government promoting or supporting violence against women, domestic violence, violence and/or #oppression?

  8. She did not cave. The comments are insulting. There were pros and cons to the treaty, and sadly much of the debate centered on weird posts about Obama being a Muslim and Jews who supported the treaty leading other Jews to the gas chambers. Very little regarding the actual content of the treaty was discussed. So disappointing.

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