President Obama has fielded enough support among Senate Democrats for the Iran nuclear agreement to force the success of a deal that a majority of Americans oppose.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Md.) became the 34th vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
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"No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime," Mikulski said in a statement Wednesday. "I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal."
With the Maryland lawmaker’s vote, supporters of the deal will be able to uphold a promised veto from Obama of a congressional resolution to reject the agreement that Republicans are pushing to pass later in September.
Fifty-six percent of U.S. adults believe that Congress should reject the deal, according to CNN/ORC polling released last month.