Iran deal’s DC opponents down but not out

by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
September 3, 2015

AIPAC urges activists to continue to lobby Congress against deal as legislators consider other ways to sanction Tehran

Although Senator Barbara Mikulski’s announcement that she intends to throw her support behind the Iranian nuclear deal guaranteed victory for US President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, groups that oppose the current Iran deal redoubled their efforts Wednesday evening, rallying supporters to continue their advocacy against the agreement. AIPAC President Robert A. Cohen wrote a letter to supporters…far from issuing a concession speech, Cohen called upon AIPAC members to continue their efforts to lobby the remaining members of Congress who have yet to publicly pick a side. “Now, days before the congressional vote, I’m writing to ask you to keep fighting for a better deal,” he wrote. “Many members of Congress are still undecided. We must continue to engage them and make our case. We must press our elected officials to insist on a better deal until every vote is cast.” The short-term goal, for the deal’s opponents, is to reinforce the perception that a presidential veto flies in the face of public sentiment. READ MORE

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