As President Obama begins his campaign to rally congressional support for his Iran Deal, opponents of the agreement have grown increasingly vocal against its passage. We've identified the five members of Congress who have most actively campaigned and legislated against the proposed negotiation.
Leading the charge is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell has publicly vowed to hold a full debate on the Iran deal when Congress returns from its August recess. He supports Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who has been intensely critical of Secretary of State John Kerry's selling of the deal. They are joined by Tom Cotton (R-AR) who sent an open letter to Iran's leaders warning of Congress's intent to dismantle the proposal.
For reference, we've included here the defense and foreign policy issue scores of these members:
- Mitch McConnell 3.6C
- Bob Corker 3.6C
- Ed Royce 5.6C
- Peter Roskam 5.1C
- Tom Cotton 5.7C
The Iran deal will have far-reaching implications for domestic security and foreign relations policy. You have the power to affect the outcome. With the official congressional vote on the deal approaching, you can signal your support by donating to keep these candidates in office, or pledging to their future opponents.