House Republican Tells Senate to Go ‘Nuclear’ Over the Iran Deal

Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Republican from Mississippi, has written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., encouraging the leader to effectively change the Senate’s rules with a simple majority to allow just 51 senators to overcome procedural hurdles and get legislation disapproving the international agreement with Iran to President Barack Obama’s desk, forcing a veto.

But, that is the Senate’s “nuclear option.”

With the announcement by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., that she supports the agreement, there are 42 senators favoring it, making it increasingly likely the Republican-led measure to upend it will fall short of even getting out of the Senate.

“Minority Leader Harry Reid was willing to use this tactic to push through something as simple as judicial nominees despite the objections of Republicans, it is time that Republican leadership utilizes the procedure as a matter of national and global security,” Palazzo wrote in his letter to McConnell.

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