By COLlive reporter
Another Democrat is coming out against the Iran nuclear deal while the White House and President Barack Obama are staking their political power on confirming the controversial agreement.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced in a statement on Tuesday that he opposes the deal, although he himself does not a vote in the congressional vote.
Republicans in the House and Senate uniformly oppose the deal, but would need a two-thirds majority — including strong support from Democrats — to override an almost certain presidential veto, Fox News reports.
Two prominent New York Democrats, senior Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Eliot Engel, have already come out publicly against the deal which Israel says is a bad agreement and endangers its country.
Adams wrote: “I support diplomatic efforts to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran that guarantees us and our allies greater safety, but unfortunately that is not the deal which is currently in front of Congress.”
He said, “the goal cannot be to merely delay Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. As New Yorkers, we know all too well what is at stake.”
“I ask the members of Brooklyn’s Congressional delegation to reject or reconsider their support of this deal. It is my hope that, presenting a strong and unified front, our borough can be a needed catalyst for our nation to return to the negotiating table and fight for a tougher deal.”
Similarly, Jewish constituents in Brooklyn have been calling on Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and other elected officials to vote against the deal.
Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, is calling attention to Iran’s anti-Semitism to be taken in concideration when discussing the deal.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei‘s “ideology is steeped with anti-Semitism, and if he could, without catastrophic costs, inflict great harm on Israel, I’m confident that he would,” he wrote.
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