Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pressured Democrats to refrain from blocking a vote this fall on the Iran nuclear deal.
“Nearly every member of both parties voted to have this debate,” the Republican leader said. “Surely senators wouldn’t then turn around and block a proper debate from even proceeding.”
McConnell added that it is his “hope” that senators “can reach an agreement” to allow a resolution on the Iran nuclear deal to come up for a vote, and allow for a “thorough, thoughtful and respectful debate.”
Under legislation on the nuclear deal passed earlier this year, the Senate can take up a resolution of disapproval, a resolution of approval, or do nothing. It’s unclear which path senators will decide to take.
McConnell said “every senator owes as much to this institution” to allow for debate and vote on the nuclear deal, which was reached last month between negotiators from Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Russia.