McConnell on Iran Deal: ‘Obama Won Short-Term Battle, But We Won the Argument with the American People’

Friday on the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted that although President Barack Obama will see the successful implementation of his controversial agreement with Iran on the nuclear deal, those that oppose the deal won the battle of public opinion.

McConnell insisted this would be used as a campaign issue, but was expressed his skepticism that there could be anything else done to block the deal because of a procedural obstacle Senate Democrats initiated.

“We know, Bill, that there is a bipartisan majority who oppose the deal,” McConnell said. “Senate Democrats have abused a procedural device to prevent the president from getting a motion of disapproval, which he would veto. He’s going to win the short-term battle, but we won the argument with the American people. There is overwhelming opposition to the deal. The Israelis oppose the deal. Our Sunni Arab allies are nervous and apprehensive now, feeling they can’t trust us anymore. This is going to be a defining issue for the 2016 election – not only for the White House, but for the continued control of the Senate.”

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