A Senate panel could pass a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill as soon as Thursday — but even if approved, the measure is likely to gather dust for at least two months after Democratic backers agreed to give the Obama administration more time to reach a nuclear deal.
This was a bill that wouldn’t even apply sanctions unless and until the Obama administration agreed that negotiations with the terrorist state had not succeeded by Obama’s own “deadline” of 24 March.
Senators Bob Menendez (D, NJ) and Chuck Schumer (D, NY) are among 10 Senators that suddenly have tucked their tails between their legs on the matter.
It seems that the Democratic Party is uninterested in stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons, or too timid to cross its boss in the White House. Or both.
It also seems foreign government lobbying of our Senate has had its effect.