talkingpointsmemo.com – Tierney Sneed
The House “Tortilla Coast” conservatives have prevailed again.
Rather than move forward with a longstanding plan to vote to disapprove of President Obama’s Iran deal — an opportunity demanded by congressional Republicans and grudgingly given by the White House — House GOP leaders have acquiesced to conservatives’ plot to derail a vote on disapproval.
The 11th-hour change in course reflects a last-ditch effort by the conservative wing in the House to show their disgust with a deal they have no practical means of stopping. It came after Democrats had enough votes lined up in the support of the detail to assure that not only would Congress be unable to overturn a presidential veto of a disapproval measure, but that a Senate filibuster would prevent such a measure from ever making it to Obama’s desk in the first place.
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