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Despite Veto Threat and Heavy Pressure, Schumer Supports Sanctions Bill

The White House has threatened to veto the new "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran" bill even though new sanctions wouldn't be triggered until the expiration of the interim agreement or if Iran breaches that agreement

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D)

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D)
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The Democratic senior senator from New York, Chuck Schumer, remains on track with the new bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill despite intense lobbying by the White House and the threat of a presidential veto.

The new sanctions bill is called the “Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act.”  It  is co-sponsored by Schumer, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, and was introduced on Thursday, Dec. 19.

Under this bill, new sanctions would not be imposed until after the six-month negotiations window between the U.S. and Iran passes, or if Iran breaches the interim deal.

But Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told Time magazine earlier this month that any new sanctions, even ones that take effect after the interim agreement expires, would kill any chance of a more comprehensive deal.

At Thursday’s press briefing, the president’s spokesperson Jay Carney said he saw no need for this sanctions bill and assured everyone that if it becomes law the president will veto it.

“We made it very clear to the Senate that it is not the time for new Iran sanctions. We don’t think it will be or should be enacted,” Carney told reporters.

Schumer said he discussed the sanctions issue with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Thursday, according to BuzzFeed. The New York senior senator downplayed the idea of bad feelings over the matter between the White House and him, saying he supports the idea of negotiating an interim agreement with Iran, “but I don’t think the reduction of sanctions made much sense.”

“Basically, it’s a judgement call. We have a disagreement with them,” Schumer said. “Many of us believe that by ratcheting up sanctions, not by reducing sanctions, is the best way to produce peace and get Iran to forego a nuclear weapon.”

The bill has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors from the Democratic party include senators Ben Cardin (Md), Bob Casey (PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Mark Warner (Va.) and Mary Landrieu (La.).

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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15 Responses to “Despite Veto Threat and Heavy Pressure, Schumer Supports Sanctions Bill”

  1. Bob Weinwurzel says:

    Wouldn't trust Schumer as far as I can spit. If his beloved Barack Hussein wants something, Schumer becomes his point person and will figure out a way to make it happen while continually saying he will do the opposite (right) to his constituents. As leftist as they come!

  2. Nice to see a little backbone!!

  3. He is redeeming himself after his outrageous remark on Meet the press and his poorly placed support of Hagel!!

  4. Loren Gee says:

    The fact is that Odumba has threatened to veto every single sanction that the House and Senate have passed. Nothing new here. Every sanction has gotten at least 90% of House and Senate support.

    Far more than is required to over-ride a veto.

  5. Anonymous says:

    First positive thing in his whole farshtinkener career. Is Schumer turning into a mensch or is there something rotten going on that we don't know about?

  6. This is a cheap point for Shumer, because he knows, and the White House knows, that they don't have a veto-proof majority in both houses. Therefore, every D with a substantial number of Jews in his district can support this bill knowing full well that they aren't really going to bother the White House because Obama can just veto the bill and the vote to override will fail. Then Schumer can point to his vote as evidence that he supports Israel, without actually accomplishing anything that supports Israel.

  7. I wonder what Chuck “The Schmuck” Schumer is up to? It can’t be good for the US.

  8. Alan Rockman says:

    Damn well time this ******* who has constantly allowed the wolves into his chicken coops – voting for the likes of Hagel and Power and usually supporting Kenya jerk right down the line found some cojones – and what is left of his insignificant brain matter.

    Or is it because New York Jews, already pissed off at an anti-Semite occupant of the White House who constantly lies through his teeth, have more or less finally told this obnoxious schmuck enough is enough?

    And yes, I second farshtinkener…I'll even add vergerhargit to Schumer and ALL Obama supporting Democrats, especially the Nazi from Nevada Reid.

  9. Alan Rockman says:

    Obama can kindly drop dead. America will be much better off when that happens – hopefully soon.

  10. Bull**** PR move… the Ayatollah had two months to weapons-ready enrichment last summer. "Let's fluff it up and act all hard-core.", said Obama or somebody higher up on the global food chain. "I know! We'll set it up AFTER the six month free ride that we are 'seriously' going to debate if we should apply more sanctions..snark, snark… that way they should have a half dozen made and nobody will notice the Pakistani nukes or the Russian suitcase nukes as imported!"

  11. Anonymous says:

    Very encouraging news.

  12. Why would we pay any attention to anything Iran says?

  13. Larry Levine says:

    Good going senator. Glad to see you standing up for what’s right.

  14. Yechiel Baum says:

    Senator Schummer – you are a Jew first so do not forget your heritage since at the end of the day, remember, the USA did not allow your family to enter the USA during WWII in accordance to the allowed quota so arab Obama does not represent the USA.

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