Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Schumer “not lobbying” senators on Iran as he calls them to explain why his position against the nuclear deal is the right one




New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking a lot of flak from White House allies over his decision to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Now he wants his colleagues to know his reasoning, according to Politico’s John Bresnahan.

In these conversations, Schumer has been walking through his position on the Iran agreement, the product of lengthy negotiations between the leading world powers and the Iranian government.

Schumer, though, is not lobbying his colleagues to vote against the agreement when the Senate takes up a “resolution of disapproval” next month, several undecided senators said during interviews. The disapproval resolution is expected to win the 60 votes needed to overcome any Democratic filibuster.

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