Democratic support for the nuclear deal with Iran appears to be dwindling. Top New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Thursday evening he will oppose the agreement.
And Schumer is not the only Democrat coming out against the deal.
The news comes as President Barack Obama is pushing hard for congressional approval of the accord.
Republicans are united in their opposition of the agreement, saying Iran can’t be trusted and the U.S. and its allies could have reached a much better deal.
But the president disagrees and he defended the agreement in a major speech on Wednesday, making headlines when he compared hardliners in Iran to Republicans who oppose the deal.
“In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo,” Obama opined. “It’s those hardliners chanting ‘Death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.”
But it’s not just Republicans opposing the plan.
Schumer, expected to be the next Democratic leader of the Senate, has become the first Senate Democrat to oppose the agreement.