More than 120 prominent Democratic donors have written to the party’s leadership in Congress to express support for the Iran nuclear deal, the latest move in a fierce battle for votes on the historic agreement.
The letter, whose signatories include Hollywood producer Norman Lear, several retired ambassadors and members of the uber-wealthy Democracy Alliance donor network, warns lawmakers that scuttling the deal “would put us back on a path to a nuclear-armed Iran, another costly military campaign — or both.”
It implores members of Congress to give due weight to the many nonproliferation experts who support the deal as they consider whether to vote in its favor, according to a copy dated Monday that bears 121 signatures.
The Republican-led Congress has 60 days to review the internationally negotiated deal, which eases sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. Although the vote is likely to be against the deal, the White House believes it has enough support in the House and Senate to sustain a presidential veto.