Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck is joining 2016 presidential contenders Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) at a “Stop the Iran Deal Rally” at the Capitol next Wednesday ( Sept. 9), according to The Hill.
The rally is being organized by the Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and Zionist Organization of America. It will take place one day after lawmakers return from their recess and just ahead of a vote on the deal negotiated with Iran over its nuclear program.
“Glenn Beck”s decision to speak on September 9th at the Stop the Iran Deal Rally underlines the momentum behind the movement to stop President Obama”s nuclear deal with Iran,” said Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin in a statement.
Martin said Beck’s appearance would help “give voice to the millions of Americans who oppose this dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.”
“Every day, more Americans are learning this deal ignores our Constitution by avoiding the treaty process and makes the world a more dangerous place by undermining both our national security and the security of our allies in the Middle East,” she said.
“The Stop the Iran Deal Rally will ensure those millions of voices are heard by everyone inside the U.S. Capitol.”
The Hill said that it is not clear if Beck and Trump will appear at the same time during the rally. There is tension between the two, as Beck has “disparaged Trump in recent weeks, calling him a false conservative and ‘arrogant.'”
Pressure on Democratic lawmakers who have not made their positions on the deal known is building. Rabbis from around the country are planning to hand-deliver letters to the undecided Democrats, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) also plans to organize meetings with lawmakers starting next week.
Republicans are planning to introduce a resolution of disapproval of the Iran deal, which would prevent US sanctions on Iran from being lifted. To succeed, they would need the support of six Democrats in the Senate, but thus far, Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.), are the only Democrat senators who have publicly opposed the deal.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is planning to announce his decision on the deal on Tuesday, at the University of Delaware. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the F
oreign Relations Committee, is yet to declare his intentions.
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