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McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 17 2015 Aug 17, 2015 August 17, 2015 4:51 PM August 17, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

GEORGETOWN, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledges President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal.

The GOP-led Senate and House are expected to turn down the deal next month.

Obama has pledged to veto such a resolution of disapproval. The question then becomes whether the deal's foes can muster the votes to override the president.

In a speech Monday in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell talked about the difficulty of overriding a veto. As a result, McConnell said, Obama likely will prevail.

McConnell later told reporters he's confident only Democrats will back the president.

McConnell called it a "flawed deal." He said the inspections are flawed and it leaves the Iranians with "threshold nuclear capability."

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