DNC leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz became the 16th Jewish Democrat to stand with Iran and support Obama’s controversial nuclear deal. Wasserman Schultz made the announcement this morning on CNN.
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16 Congressional Jewish Democrats stand with Obama on his Iranian deal.
** Here is the whip list of Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal.
Here are the Senate Jewish Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal.
— Michael Bennet
— Barbara Boxer
— Dianne Feinstein
— Al Franken
— Brian Schatz
— Bernie Sanders
At least eight Congressional Jewish Democrats have opposed the Iranian nuclear deal.
–Rep. Ted Deutch
–Rep. Elliot Engel
–Rep. Lois Frankel
–Rep. Steve Israel
–Rep Elliot Engel
–Rep Nita Lowey
–Rep. Brad Sherman
–Rep. Lee Zeldin
Here are Jewish members of Congress and where they stand:
David Cicilline (D-RI) – Undecided
Stephen Cohen (D-TN) – for the deal
Susan Davis (D-CA) – for the deal
Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Lois Frankel (D-FL)
Alan Grayson (D-FL) – undecided
Steve Israel (D-NY)
Sander Levin (D-MI) -for the deal
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) -for the deal
Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) -for the deal
Jared Polis (D-CO) -for the deal
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – for the deal
Adam Schiff (D-CA) – for the deal
Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) – for the deal
John Yarmuth (D-KY) – for the deal
Lee Zeldin (R-NY)*
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, who heads the national Democratic Party, has announced she will support the controversial Iran nuclear deal that is a top priority for President Barack Obama but has faced widespread voter criticism, including in Florida.
In a five-and-a-half page statement released exclusively to the Miami Herald on Sunday morning, Wasserman Schultz wrote that after wrestling with the agreement she still has concerns but will support it.
“I have subsequently come to the conclusion that the agreement promotes the national security interests of the United States and our allies and merits my vote of support …” she wrote. “This agreement is not perfect. But I join many in the belief that with complex, multilateral, nuclear non-proliferation negotiations with inherent geopolitical implications for the entire world, there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ deal.”
She appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning to speak about her decision.
35 Senate Democrats (with Senator Booker) have now come out in support of the nuclear deal.