WirePOLITICS: Senators join Toomey in opposing nuclear agreement with Iran

Tom Waring, Staff Writer

The campaign of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is pleased that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is opposing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

In a speech at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Menendez stated that the deal fails to meet the objective of negotiations with Iran, which was to end the country’s quest for a nuclear weapon.

Menendez also detailed the long history Iran has in breaking international agreements. He believes the agreement is based on hope and nothing more.

Earlier, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer announced his opposition to the deal. At least 10 Democratic House members oppose the pact.

“The former Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Sen. Bob Menendez) and the presumed next Senate Democratic leader (Sen. Chuck Schumer) have now taken the same position as Sen. Pat Toomey in opposition to the disastrous and dangerous Iran deal,” said Toomey’s campaign spokesman, Steve Kelly. “Unfortunately, Pennsylvania’s two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates refuse to join the growing bipartisan consensus. You have liberal Joe Sestak who fully supports this dangerous pro-Iran deal, and you have Katie McGinty who can’t make up her mind and refuses to answer any questions on the subject.

“Pennsylvanians deserve a candidate who understands that giving hundreds of billions of dollars to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism is a bad idea.”