McConnell Urges Senate Democrats Not to Block a Vote on President’s Iran Deal
‘What a tragedy it would be then if, at the very last moment, some of those same Senators decided to filibuster to prevent the American people from having a real say on this incredibly important issue.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to allow a vote on the President’s deal with Iran:
“Just a few short months ago, Senators of both parties came together to pass a bipartisan bill based on an important principle: that the American people, through the Congress they elect, deserve a say on one of the most important issues of our time.
“We rallied around that principle, voting 98-1 to ensure the American people would have a real say on any deal with Iran.
“What a tragedy it would be then if, at the very last moment, some of those same Senators decided to filibuster to prevent the American people from having a real say on this incredibly important issue.
“I know some of our colleagues are currently under immense pressure to shut down the voice of the people.
“But I ask colleagues to reflect on the gravely serious nature of the issue before us.
“I ask colleagues to consider the expectations they set with their constituents when they voted for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.
“I ask colleagues to consider something else too.
“This is a deal that will far outlast one administration.
“The President may have the luxury of vacating office in a few months, but many of our responsibilities extend beyond that.
“The American people will remember where we stand today.
“Let’s stand on their side.”
Related Issues: Iran Nuclear Deal, Senate Democrats, Iran