Undecided lawmakers are being courted by White House and lobbied by pact’s opponents
By Heather Haddon and Erica Orden
August 26, 2015
For the many congressional Democrats in the region who haven’t taken a stance on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, political pressure has intensified as the White House courts their support and the pact’s opponents escalate their lobbying efforts.
In New York, Sen. Charles Schumer opposes the deal, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed it. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has denounced the pact, while Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut favors it.
But many Democrats in the metropolitan area, which is home to the largest Jewish population outside Israel, remain undecided as they weigh whether to support the Democratic president and risk the ire of a vocal constituency. These lawmakers include Cory Booker, New Jersey’s junior senator; Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s senior senator; and Hakeem Jeffries, a House member from New York.
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