Behind Schumer’s shocking switch on the Iran deal

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 08:27:13 AM. If Sen. Chuck Schumer can’t agree with President Trump on the Iran deal, what can he agree on? That’s the question after the senator’s bizarre flip-flop on the Obama administration’s appeasement of…
If Sen. Chuck Schumer can’t agree with President Trump on the Iran deal, what can he agree on? That’s the question after the senator’s bizarre flip-flop on the Obama administration’s appeasement of the ayatollahs. Schumer flipped right after Trump announced he was decertifying the nuclear pact. “We won’t allow the Iran deal to be undone,” Schumer tweeted. The Democrat tried to hide behind the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs. “The @SenateDems agree with #SecDef Mattis and General Dunford,” Schumer tweeted. Schumer claims he wants Trump to implement other sanctions on Iran. Meantime, he wants to keep the deal Barack Obama and John Kerry struck in place. What an oleaginous oligarch. Only two years ago, Schumer — at the time, chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee — broke with his party to oppose the Iran deal. Schumer even sided with the GOP to try to get a vote against it on the floor of the Senate. At the time he had wrapped his decision in personal angst and high drama. This came to a head at an emotional meeting with Orthodox Jewish leaders. He finally put out a long statement announcing he’d vote against the deal. The senator carried on about how carefully he’d studied the matter, concluding we could be worse off in 10 years with the agreement than without. Threats against Israel were a part of his fears. Schumer was not without courage. It was well-marked by a Post editorial, which warned that “anti-Semitism” was “all over the drive to make...Read more
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