Politico is reporting that the President has enough backing for Democrats in the House to assure his expected veto of the Republican led House and Senate majority no vote won’t be overridden…
This would hand the President another history making legacy….
……Obama’s backstop in the House, where the Democratic Caucus is dominated by liberals, is holding firm.
Close to 40 House Democrats have come out in favor of the deal since it was first announced in mid-July, while 16 senators have voiced their support. And there are dozens of additional Democrats who’ve signaled in interviews and statements that they are inclined to back Obama’s deal, which aims to stop Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapon in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. Most notably, not one of the 151 House Democrats who signed a May letter in support of the broad outlines of the agreement have announced opposition to the final product.
Obama needs at least 144 House Democrats to stick by him to sustain a veto of any GOP legislation that would undermine or dismantle the deal with Iran.
Growing Democratic support comes despite fierce opposition from Republicans and a huge, multimillion dollar effort by anti-deal groups like the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Republicans are planning to pass legislation this September that would disapprove of the deal and prevent the lifting of key sanctions, a move that would scuttle the agreement.
And opposition from Schumer is a significant blow for the administration, given his power and prominence in the party — he’s expected to be the leader of the Democratic Caucus after Harry Reid retires at the end of this Congress. But Schumer’s not expected to push other Democrats to oppose the deal. And even if enough swing Democrats followed Schumer and threatened to override a veto, the House would still serve as a bulwark for the agreement.Share on Facebook