Any chance of scuttling the Obama administration’s flawed, suicidal Iran nuclear deal via congressional action was thwarted when Sen. Barbara Mulkowski became the 34th vote the president needed to prevent the Senate from overriding the treaty.
However, Democrats weren’t the only ones busy sabotaging opposition to the Iran deal. Eight Republicans have also pledged their support to the deal. Now, conservatives need to let them know that we’ll remember their treason next primary season.
Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Dan Coats of Indiana, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orrin Hatch of Utah and David Perdue of Georgia all voted with the Democrats on the Iran deal.
This in spite of a new report from the Iran Security Council that says the deal “will enable Iran to increase support for terrorist and insurgent proxies, aggravate sectarian conflict and trigger both nuclear and conventional proliferation cascades.”
In the report, the Iran Security Council said the deal will “provide the expansionist regime in Tehran with access to resources, technology and international arms markets required to bolster offensive military capabilities in the vital Persian Gulf region, acquire long-range ballistic missiles and develop other major weapons systems.”
There are a fair number of known RINOs in that list — Graham, McCain and Alexander have long been known as unreliable conservatives — but several surprises, as well (H/T Joe for America).
The vote comes as more bad news comes out about Obama’s sickening Iran deal comes out. In a CNN interview, presidential candidate Donald Trump talked about a little-known provision of the Iran deal that might compel the United States fighting Israel at the behest of Tehran.
“You know, there’s something in the Iran deal that people I don’t think really understand or know about, and nobody’s able to explain it, that if somebody attacks Iran, we have to come to their defense,” Trump said in the interview.