Friday, September 11, 2015

Another Nuclear Side Deal

Not content to invert our legislative process by negotiating a deal with Congress to require a two-thirds vote in each house to disapprove his Iran nuclear deal, President Obama apparently had a side deal with Senator Reid to filibuster even a vote on disapproval in the Senate to protect the president from having to issue a veto:

Forty Democrats and two independents voted to block a resolution disapproving of the pact in the 100-member chamber, one more than the minimum needed to keep it from advancing. ...

Under a law Obama signed in May, Congress has a 60-day period ending on Sept. 17 to pass a resolution disapproving of the international agreement.

So our system of checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches was crippled along with our national security.

They can be so proud.