In less than 24 hours since Schumer’s announcement, 17,636 members of MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group, have committed to withhold $8.3 million they would have contributed to Schumer and other Democrats who oppose the Iran deal. Schumer’s announcement came after several wavering Democrats, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) vowed to back the nuclear agreement, suggesting that the New York senator’s move was carefully coordinated throughout the party.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.