If anyone thought Obama cared or respected what Congress thought about the Iran deal, then they haven’t been paying attention. He’s already gotten Congress to give him what he wants with respect to approving the Iran deal, and he’s subsequently threatened to veto any disapproval from Congress that doesn’t uphold the Iran deal. So why people are shocked that he’s already run to the UN Security Council to get their approval for the Iran deal so they can begin lifting sanctions is mesmerizing to me:
FOX NEWS – The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, over the objections of U.S. lawmakers who wanted the panel to wait until Congress formally reviews the landmark agreement.
The vote is the first formal step at the international body toward implementing the deal and rolling back U.N. sanctions.
The White House says the Security Council’s actions won’t take effect for another 90 days, but congressional lawmakers nevertheless had urged President Obama to halt Monday’s vote — and allow Congress to vote first.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Monday called it an “end-run around Congress.”
“I don’t know why they’re going to the United Nations [first],” Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told “Fox News Sunday.”
Cardin and Barrasso were joined by several top-ranking lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in urging a pause at the U.N.
Congress has 60 days to review the deal — and then vote for or against it, or take no action. “I think they should have gone to the United Nations after the 60-day review,” Cardin said. “They don’t gain anything by doing it earlier.”
Let me remind you what Bolton said just a few days ago, before the Iran deal was a done deal:
Bolton knew that even if Congress managed to find enough votes to defeat this Iran deal, that it wouldn’t prevent the deal from taking effect because of the UN and all the other countries involved lifting sanctions. And this is exactly what is happening.
Obama has already won with respect to Iran. What Congress does won’t do much to stop it now.