(WASHINGTONPOST) — Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that she will vote for the nuclear agreement with Iran, ending speculation about whether a top party leader would support President Obama, who had tough time corralling the votes to preserve the controversial deal.
Wasserman Schultz, whose Florida congressional district is heavily Jewish, faced intense lobbying on both sides and said during an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that her decision-making process was "gut-wrenching."
"I concluded that the best thing to do is to vote in support of the Iran deal and make sure that we can put Iran years away from being a threshold nuclear state, and ensure that we can more closely concentrate on their terrorist activity," she said. "So I will be casting my vote to support the deal and, if necessary, to sustain" a presidential veto of any legislative effort by congressional opponents to dismantle the deal.
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