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GOP Plan To Block Iran Deal Fails In Senate 58-42

Mitch McConnell is disappointed that a veto override vote isn't in his future.
GOP Plan To Block Iran Deal Fails In Senate 58-42
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As expected, the plan to kill the Iran deal failed to meet the 60-vote threshold as Senate Democrats held together and defeated the measure with 42 votes.

Mitch McConnell is undeterred, however. Speaking on the Senate floor just now, he reiterated all of the usual talking points about the deal before bringing another cloture motion up for a vote. He's hoping to peel off shakier Democrats to get to that 60-vote threshold.

Also as expected, Senators Menendez, Schumer, Cardin and Manchin voted with Republicans. This should disqualify Schumer from any leadership position, but that will be a heavy lift without serious pressure from the outside and a serious challenger inside.

Keep the pressure on all the Democrats to hold the line.


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