Cardin and Bennet are proposing a bill aimed at strengthening the Iran deal. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
While Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Michael Bennet announced opposite positions on the Iran deal Friday, they were united in their support for legislation they’ll introduce to strengthen it.
Cardin, ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, announced his opposition to the deal in an op-ed, while Bennet backed the deal in a statement to The Denver Post. But the deal itself is already a fait accompli given that the White House has already lined up enough support to sustain a veto of a disapproval resolution, and that has Cardin of Maryland and Bennet of Colorado looking ahead.
Cardin said the new legislation he’s writing that would include expedited consideration of sanctions against Iran if the country is found committing acts of terrorism against the U.S., or if its terrorist-supporting activity increases. (Bennet told The Denver Post he backs Cardin’s effort.) Full story