Yesterday, the US Senate rejected an amendment offered by Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin that would treat any deal negotiated by Obama with the Islamic Republic of Iran as a treaty, requiring 2/3s of the Senate to ratify it. Sadly, only 39 Republicans supported it, including Roger Wicker I might add, and the amendment failed by a vote of 57 to 39.
Once again, Mississippi’s Thad Cochran sided with all Senate Democrats and 11 other Liberal Republicans to support Obama’s position on the Iranian negotiations. Mark Levin tore into these 12 Republican Senators, calling them, appropriately enough, the “Dirty Twelve.”
Obama does not want his agreement, whatever that may be, treated as a treaty because it will never get a 2/3s vote, and he knows it. In fact, he doesn’t want the Senate, or even the House for that matter, to have any input at all. So Cochran has voted to abdicate the Senate’s duties in foreign policy and to ensure that Obama will get his way on Iran.
Let us again offer our congratulations to all of Thad Cochran’s supporters. I hope y’all are proud of YOUR Senator!