Lieberman: Schumer is the key
Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Ct), the Senate's first Orthodox Jew, says that fellow Jewish Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is the key
to blocking the Iran nuclear sellout (Hat Tip: Memeorandum
Lieberman, the Senate’s first Orthodox Jew, blasted the agreement
with Iran on “The Cats Roundtable” with host John Catsimatidis on New
York’s AM 970.
He said the deal could be effectively blocked with the help of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
think it opens the way for a lot of other Democrats to oppose it as
well,” Lieberman said of his longtime colleague, who is also Jewish.
“Chuck is the key.”
Schumer, who is likely to
become the Senate’s next top Democrat, faces a major dilemma over the
nuclear deal. He is both a key ally to both Israel and the White House,
facing pressure from both sides on the deal.
blasted White House negotiators for a deal that he said would allow
Iran to ignore U.S. demands and instead support its own regional allies,
which he described as “terrorist.”
“How can you
make a deal with somebody who says they want to kill you?” Lieberman
asked, reiterating the stance of Israeli leaders and its supporters who
oppose the deal. “Pretty impossible in my opinion.”
Chuck Schumer can be the Democratic leader in the Senate, but he has to think about how he will get there if he's no longer the Senator from New York. He will not get a warm reception on Rosh HaShanna in synagogue if he backs Obama and sells out the Jewish people.
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