It’s going to be pretty hard for opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal to claim any momentum from the Schumer defection to their ranks any longer. Today three more previously undecided Democratic senators, Corey Booker, Mark Warner and Heidi Heitkampf, came out in the support of the deal, bringing the number of “nay” votes on the resolution of disapproval to 37. Whoever gets a majority of the seven remaining Democratic undecideds will prevail on a cloture vote against a presumed filibuster.
We’ve had this discussion before, but I still don’t get the progressive consternation surrounding Corey Booker. He’s no Elizabeth Warren, but he’s also not even the worst Democratic senator from New York and New Jersey; basically, his votes will be fine.