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Where Committee Leaders Land on Iran Deal

Corker and Cardin are two of the relevant committee leaders opposed to the Iran deal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker made an interesting point on Sept. 4 : The two Democrats who have spent the most time studying the issues surrounding Iran are against the deal.  

The Tennessee Republican was applauding ranking member Benjamin L. Cardin's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal; the news of which broke at the end of last week. Corker also opposes the deal, like every other Senate Republican with the exception of Susan Collins of Maine, who hasn't announced a position yet. "The fact that the two Democrats who have spent the most time in understanding the details and impact of this deal do not support it speaks volumes," Corker said in a statement.