The senator from AIPAC

2015 03 29_5826_Chuck Schumer

Oh Chuck, you never fail to prove who really owns you:

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.
The comments Monday by the Democratic leader-in-waiting illustrate the enormity of the task ahead for President Barack Obama and his team: While there’s no guarantee that Congress would ultimately reject an agreement with Iran, there’s an increasingly bipartisan consensus that Congress should at least have the ability to do so.
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“This is a very serious issue that deserves careful consideration, and I expect to have a classified briefing in the near future. I strongly believe Congress should have the right to disapprove any agreement and I support the Corker bill which would allow that to occur,” Schumer said in an emailed statement to POLITICO.
Schumer had quietly signed on to a bill allowing congressional review of the Iran deal two weeks ago, but made little fanfare of his co-sponsorship. In a brief statement on Friday, he said only that he’d review the agreement. Now that the outlines of an agreement are known, Schumer’s emphatic statement that Congress has an important role becomes more significant, signaling to fellow Democrats that it’s safe to jump on board the review bill.

Hat tip to Henrico County Criminal Lawyer Michael Kiely.

4 thoughts on “The senator from AIPAC

  1. When it came to declaring war in Iraq and Libya they didn’t give a crap, or sending drones to kill people in 8 countries no worries. Now the congress has to step up and prevent peace.

  2. I thought he was owned by Wall Street. Isn’t his middle name “Carried Interest?” I say we slice him up and give everyone their piece…before he becomes the new Minority Leader, which is apparently a slam dunk.

    The leader of the real slavering, subservient Democratic Party shows Liz and Bernie how it’s done in the big leagues.

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