Senator Schumer Breaks with Administration; Announces Opposition to Nuclear Pact with Iran
Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced his opposition to President Obama’s nuclear pact with Iran, becoming the most senior Democrat to break ranks with the administration. The likely next leader of Senate Democrats, Schumer (N.Y.) said his three-week reading of the proposal left him unconvinced. “There is a strong case that we are better off without an agreement than with one,” he said, referring to the nuclear pact. Schumer is in line to succeed Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who is retiring at the end of 2016. He is also the most senior Jewish member of Congress.