Iran Deal: Ami Bera May Decide by Friday. Maybe.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)
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Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) is still undecided as to whether he will vote for or against the Iran deal in Congress.

Bera’s team told Breitbart News that he will likely arrive at a decision this Friday. His office issued the followed statement on Wednesday via email:

As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I take this issue very seriously. We have to do everything we can to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. We must ensure this deal makes the United States safer and strengthens the security of our allies in the region. That’s why we must consider this agreement objectively and on whether it furthers that goal. I will continue to gather information in order to make an informed decision on the important vote that Congress will take to either approve or disapprove the agreement.

Bera read from a list of prepared questions during last week’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal in which he expressed “legitimate concerns” that the accords would bolster the Islamic regime’s economy without providing international inspectors and the United Nations unfettered access to Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Several California Democrats have come out strongly against the deal. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), in an interview with Breitbart News, said the Iran deal amounts to “terrorism with impunity.” Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA) also slammed the deal, saying he will vote against it.

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