GOP Measure to Kill Iran Deal Fails

by Cortney O'Brien |  |  published on September 11, 2015

After being initially divided on how to express their opposition to the White House’s nuclear agreement with Iran, Senate Republicans held a vote Thursday in an attempt to end debate on their resolution for disapproval. They needed 60 votes. They didn’t get it.

As expected, Republicans failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to end debate on a motion to disapprove of the Iran deal Thursday.

The goal of blocking the nuclear agreement was far fetched but the GOP was hoping to at least pass a resolution of disapproval which would then be vetoed by President Obama and register a symbolic victory. Instead, opponents of the deal fell two votes short by a margin of 58-42.

Ahead of the vote, four Senate Democrats had rejected the deal and Republicans had hoped to convince two more Democrats to join them.

  • Watchin U

    Get rid of McConnell and Boehner and maybe something can be done the right way.

  • Watchin U

    So maybe you people will vote for the country instead of the criminal in the next election. Hillary has been a criminal for many, many years. Obama has been a criminal for at least the last seven years.

  • Charles W. Bell

    why didn’t he use the Nuclear option like Reed did to pack the DC circuit court with Obamas’ liberal judges

  • Debbie

    When all heck starts breaking lose, be sure and grab a Dem and put them in front, we wouldn’t want them to miss anything.

  • pilgrimson

    Forget it!
    Americans are no longer united.
    We should have started a third party two elections ago.
    We still may have gotten Obama, but we got him anyway.
    If we did we would be miles ahead with a party that would be of the people.
    And by now be a powerhouse.
    The people bought into the lie that it would only get the other guy elected.
    Well guess what??
    We should start a third party now anyway. What have we got to lose?
    We already lost our country. We’re going down, lets light up the sky on the way!

  • Terry Rushing

    McConnell “cut a deal” with Reid and Obama long before yesterday. The truth is that somebody in the Republican “Establishment” has a fiduciary interest in the “deal” being made and the puppet McConnell was simply responding to his “chain” being yanked. It is too bad that something like “vacate the chair” is not available in the senate. We need a non establishment Republican running the senate, not an establishment shill.

  • These GOP leaders are proving to be most incompetent in their efforts for the constituent/folks who put them in office…I am so saddened!!!

  • Pam

    As far as I am concerned, every single member of Congress should be hung for treason right next to Soetoro. Even if they have voted against his policies every single time, they did not do enough to force the rest of them to think about Country First and Last.

  • Luke

    I just don’t believe any of them anymore, how can we when they never get the right thing done for America..
    The GOP holds the purse strings of everything, the money can be cut off so nothing will be done but they never do that so I say they’re all liars and obama gerbils..

  • TexRancher

    Just how hard did that C.S. McConnell work to defeat the Iran deal? Or did he work to make sure this effort failed, the TRAITOR he is!

  • 7papa7

    Another failure that the republicans can chalk up. This one is due to a total lack of leadership.

  • rogeretracy

    Republicans failed. That should be the name of a theme song for the Republicans. What a bunch of farts. They just make the case over, and over again, for a new party. The republicans are done for. They have been, for as far back as the end of the Ronald Reagans term.
    This party should be called The Constitutional Party.

    • Pam

      Agreed. We DO need “The Constitutional Party”
      HOWEVER, unfortunately it would never have worked. All a strong third party showing has done has given us “Slick Willy” winning the presidency with 36% of the vote!
      And NOW, with Soetoro’s Canadian Tech Company “buddies” counting our votes, you have to wonder……

  • jerry young

    which rinos sided with obama?

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