Even though the Obama administration seems to be winning with the Iran deal opponents are ready to throw in the towel. The 42 Democrats in the Senate will certainly not have it easy on the deal.
Even as news came in on Tuesday that Obama had retained the required numbers to block resolution of disapproval there were a series of detractors who made appeals to both the public and the lawmakers to rally against the disputed agreement.
Former vice president Dick Cheney who has been linked to Iraq invasion launched a speech on Tuesday and called the negotiations “madness.” Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are set to rally against the deal just on the steps of the United States Capitol. American Israel Public Affairs Committee is also set to send another 1000 members to lobby law makers in Washington.
By now the lawmakers probably know where they will cast their votes. Only a few lawmakers are likely to change their mind. Even if the Senate lead by the GOP doesn’t vote on the deal Obama still has all the support he needs to help an agreement and survive veto.
The Iran deal is Mr. Obama’s legacy on foreign policy. A small section of Democrat Senators as well as a majority of Republicans rebukes the president on it. the deal could also shape perceptions and set the agenda of the 2016 election trail.