RJC Statement on Iran Vote in the Senate
Washington, D.C. - Today, 42 Democratic Senators blocked a final vote on an Iran deal opposed by a bipartisan majority.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
"This vote shows that most Democrats have chosen to stand with President Obama over the American people and Israel. Sadly, The chasm between Republican and Democrat support for our national security and greatest ally has never been larger.
Support for this misguided deal with Iran has been narrow and partisan while opposition has been bi-partisan. Leading Democrats have joined Republicans against the Iran deal and for that the American Jewish community is grateful. A majority of Americans are opposed to this deal with only 21% of Americans supporting it. Once again Democrats are showing that their main interest in Washington is not good policy or representing their constituents, but supporting a President who from day one has tried to put daylight between the United States and Israel.
With this vote, we enter a new era in American politics. The sad reality is that a dividing line has opened showing that too many Democrats can no longer be counted on as stalwart defenders of Israel. Democrats have walked away from Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition will make sure that they are held responsible."