Republicans are pondering the possibility of a sudden and unexpected new ally of opposition to the disastrously one-sided Obama Iran nuclear deal – soon to be Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, D-NY.
President Obama and his longtime Iranian-born Senior White House Adviser, Valerie Jarrett are said to be “livid” over what they are calling an “act of betrayal” by the man who most would deem the most powerful and influential Democrat in the U.S. Senate and it is Schumer’s expected move to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid that the Obama White House is using to directly threaten Schumer’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
Let Schumer’s office know he is now in danger of being challenged for the minority position.
That is the word that went out to Obama loyalists in the Senate late last week and is being repeated again this week by White House operatives. As of now, Senator Schumer has if anything strengthened his opposition to the Obama-Iran nuclear deal, calling out the agreement as one that ensures the world’s number one state-sponsor of terrorism will in the near future develop a “robust nuclear program” that would endanger the entirety of the Middle East and thus, the world.
Schumer appears to be marginalizing the Obama White House, perhaps even calling the president himself out as ignorant of the reality of Iran’s true intentions, a move that is said to have the notoriously thin-skinned Barack Obama fuming as the White House scrambles to isolate Schumer’s opposition before it spreads to other Democrats.
It should be noted the last high-ranking Democrat to publicly denounce an Obama White House foreign policy was New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. Senator Menendez raised concerns over the Obama administration’s sudden acceptance of the communist regime of Cuba (and to a somewhat lesser extent the deal with Iran) and within weeks of voicing those concerns publicly, was indicted on federal corruption charges by the Obama Department of Justice. The case against the senator is still pending.
Various whispers have circulated throughout the D.C. corridors of power that the Obama DOJ acted with particular speed and aggression in its treatment of the Democratic senator so as to make an example of him and use the threat of a trial and possible imprisonment to keep other Democrats in line – a charge the Obama administration has publicly denied.
Privately is another matter…