Menendez: I will vote against Iran deal, support veto override

by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
August 18, 2015

Joining fellow Democratic Senator Schumer, NJ lawmaker rebuffs Obama’s claims, warns deal guts ability to snap back sanctions

Senator Robert Menendez on Tuesday became the second Senate Democrat to announce his intention to vote against the Iran deal in the Congressional vote to be held in September. The senator emphasized during his announcement that he will both vote disapproval of the deal, and will vote in order to defeat a likely presidential veto. In a lengthy speech at New Jersey’s Seton Hall University defending his stance, Menendez deflected administration criticism while presenting his plan for how to renegotiate the agreement. “I will vote to disapprove the agreement and, if called upon, would vote to override a veto,” he announced. READ MORE

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