Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

Cardin: Iran deal will survive Senate


Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) suggested Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal will survive the Senate, handing President Obama a needed foreign policy victory.

“The president will have the support to sustain a veto, ” Cardin told students at Johns Hopkins University,  according to The Washington Post.

Currently 31 senators have backed the Iran deal. The president will need 34 senators to support it and uphold his veto of a resolution of disapproval. Cardin, the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, is one of roughly a dozen undecided Democrats crucial to getting the deal across the finish line.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), also a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, will announce his decision on Tuesday, while Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) is expected to announce his decision this week.

Read the full story at THe Hill, by Jordain Carney

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