Congress May Not Defeat Obama on Iran Deal

Robert Menendez (Photo by Glyn Lowe)

By all measures, it appears Senate Republicans will be unable to muster enough Democrat dissenters to override President Obama’s veto on the resolution to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran.

Authors of that resolution, which is expected to pass in both houses of Congress with overwhelming Republican support, had hopes that the public opposition from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would invite fellow Democrats to join efforts to kill the deal.

But in the days following Schumer’s announcement, only Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has publicly joined him.

Even with those votes added to a unanimous move by the Republican caucus in both houses will fall from the two-thirds requirement for an override of a presidential veto.