Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Maryland Democrat Sen Barbara Mikulski Supports Iran deal, but she's retiring so wont face consequences

Nothing like a little vote and run.

Baltimore Sun reports:

  • Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland announced her support Wednesday for the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, offering the last vote President Barack Obama needs to ensure he can sustain a veto if Congress rejects the controversial pact later this month.
    Mikulski, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of her current term, handed the White House a symbolic victory, at least, with her decision to vote for the deal. She became the 34th Democrat to support the agreement, depriving Republicans of the votes needed to override a veto.
    "No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime," Mikulski said in a statement. "I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb."

Mikulski seems to favor the idea that any deal is better than no deal. That philosophy is terribly flawed when it is applied to pretty much anything.