Debbie Wasserman Schultz facing huge pressure over Iran deal

Debbie Wasserman Schultz facing huge pressure over Iran deal
Credit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With another Florida Democratic congressman coming out last week against the Iran nuclear deal, attention turns to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is one of the most prominent Jewish politicians in the country.

That post — and her liberal politics in general — make her a staunch ally of President Barack Obama. But the Iran deal is different, and Wasserman Schultz is feeling intense pressure from both sides.

“I’m continuing to read over the deal, as well as meet with administration officials and experts to ask questions and receive more information,” she told the Tampa Bay Times.

“On such an important and consequential issue as this, I intend to be as thorough as possible in my review and in my meetings and briefings.”

She plans on meeting with rabbis, community organizers, business owners and elected officials in what may be the toughest vote of her congressional career, which began in 2005.

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