Another profile in courage: Pallone joins Cowardly Cory in backing secured Iran Deal

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Frank Pallone
Frank Pallone

Frank Pallone (D, NJ-06) is on board with the Iran Deal, Save Jerseyans, but like Cory Booker (D-Twitter), he waited until the hours after the Obama Administration had already secured enough Senate votes to prevent a veto override.

“The whole world is watching Iran now, and the international community is united against its pursuit of a nuclear weapon,” read Pallone’s statement. “As we have learned from our misguided war in Iraq, military intervention must be a last resort. However, if Iran fails to uphold its end of the agreement at any point in time, the United States and our allies will collectively have the tools and credibility to respond.” 

Yawn. The gist of Pallone entire statement is not dissimilar from other opponent’s talking points: it’s better than the “alternative.” Presumably they’re referring to war. Here’s a great explanation as to why that’s a false choice.

For what it’s worth, the New Jersey Congressional delegation is actually 9-4-1 against the deal.

Pallone joins Booker along with fellow House Democrats Donald Payne the legacy and Bonnie Watson Coleman the bore in the pro-deal camp. The deal is opposed, however, by all six New Jersey Republican congressman (Lobiondo, MacArthur, Smith, Garrett, Lance and Frelinghuysen) in addition to Bob Menendez, South Jersey’s Donald Norcross and Northeast Jersey’s Albio Sires. 

One remains undecided: Bill Pascrell.


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