Four Florida Democrats abandon President on Iran vote

iran dealThe House of Representatives who thank goodness for the human race DO NOT dictate the foreign policy of the United States voted against approval of the Vienna accord regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program by a vote of 162-269. Including in the 269 “nay” votes were 25 Democrats. Four of those “NAY” votes included Florida Reps. Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Lois Frankel and Gwen Graham.

Political considerations no doubt guided some of these votes. From the progressive perspective to see so many Democrats side with the GOP’s desire to scuttle this accomplishment of US diplomacy. Irrespective of the emotion regarding  the issue some individuals might have demonstrated in this state, the opposition of the GOP to this agreement has been driven almost entirely by political considerations and the lobbying of a foreign government.

I understand the considerations of this vote but have to register strong disappointment in the votes of these four House Democrats from Florida. Thankfully the Republicans political games will not stop this agreement from moving forward following the actions of the US Senate on Thursday.


  1. Steve Ellman · · Reply

    And what did they propose in its place? Unilateral sanctions by the U.S. while the rest of the world goes on its merry way? Leave Iran a few months from breakout instead of 15 years?


    1. Unilateral war maybe? I don’t know. The conservatives in places like the UK and Germany have jumped behind this. It’s really sad to see the American reaction.


      1. Steve Ellman · ·

        That too. That’s where the logic leads: Preventive war. Again. And the last one worked out so well!


  2. Naoya6161 · · Reply

    Blame AIPAC and the misinfo being spread about the deal. In fact, isnt DWS getting a primary challenger over this?
    It’s too bad about Graham… I really expected better from her.


  3. The President and DNC Chair sold out Israel and democracy in 2015.


    1. Hey Reid, Give Peace a Chance Brother. Don’t worry about Israel. They can take care of themselves. The Iranians like the North Koreans, and the Soviets before them use fear as a weapon. No country wants a nuclear war. The leaders and rulers have it too good.


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