Apparently oblivious to not only the rampantly opposed public regarding the highly veiled deal, but also the Iranian Mullahs’ vehement rants regarding their denial of inspections and the continued chant of hate for America. The Washington Examiner reports her comments:
“More and more [Democrats] have conferred to me they will be there to sustain the veto,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday.
Congress has begun a 60-day review of the deal, which would lift sanctions against Iran in exchange for a reduction in its nuclear weapon capability. Republicans mostly oppose the agreement and with majorities in both the House and Senate, will likely garner enough votes to back a disapproval of the deal.
But two-thirds of lawmakers in both chambers would be needed to override a presidential veto.
The Obama administration, with the help of Pelosi, is working to convince Democratic lawmakers to vote to uphold the veto, which would keep the Iran nuclear deal alive.
Democrats offer a mixed reaction, with many questioning the 24-day window for inspections and another proviso allowing Russian sales of ballistic missiles to the Islamic Republic.
The full commentary is here.
Pelosi said despite concerns, Democrats will back the deal.
“Our members have a firm foundation on why they support this,” Pelosi said.
Yes, she called the accord, “a diplomatic masterpiece.”
“You have to weigh the equities,” Pelosi said. “Every agreement is not a perfect agreement. But, it’s a viable agreement. A pragmatic agreement.”
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