Iran Deal Takes A Hit With Maryland Senator’s Opposition

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FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. is seen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to review the Iran nuclear agreement. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

When a key congressional Senate Democrat announced his opposition to the Iran deal White House hopes to use a veto suffered a major setback. The announcement by Sen. Ben Cardin from Maryland, who is a top candidate on the Foreign Policy Committee, said that the deal actually legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program unlike what people assert it to be.

FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. is seen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to review the Iran nuclear agreement. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

More is still pilling up even with that support. The latest developments show that the congressional backers of the Iran nuclear deal aim for more ambitious deal. They want commitments bottled up disapproval of the bill with filibuster. This means that they are even preventing it from coming to final vote.

“This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal,” Cabin said. As at now President Obama’s goal seems achievable but will need much struggle. Democratic leader of the Senate Harry Reid has weighed in as well. He has offered to avoid the debate being truncated by filibuster. The move is aimed assuaging Democrats who are not all in with being accused of delaying the measure.

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Ify Egede is a political news reporter on whorunsGov.com with an interest in american politics mainly the presidential race and the white house.