Published on May 13, 2015
Congress will get its say, and it will get ugly, but the Iran Deal will make it across the finish line … as it should.
The way things stand now, President Obama will only need one-third plus one vote in one of the Houses of Congress to avoid Congressional rejection of the Iran Deal. We can assume that whatever is in the final product will be disapproved by the Republican-controlled Congress. That’s what they do.
The fun starts when the President vetoes the Congressional Resolution of Disapproval. The Senate will then vote on a Motion to Override the President’s Veto. If all 100 Senators are present and voting, the motion would require 67 votes to succeed. That could happen. Who, amongst the Democratic minority, is going to stand up and fight for their President? Fight like they meant it, and want to win.
Pretty slim pickings, indeed. Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced his retirement and, therefore, has less influence. Likely incoming Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York takes pride in calling himself “Israel’s Protector”.
OK. One would hope he also has some warm feelings towards the USA and its President … we’ll see.
If the Senate were to vote to override the President’s Veto, the matter would go to the House of Representatives.
Thank goodness for the People’s House and for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in particular. Continue Reading……………..