WASHINGTON — Democrats in the upper chamber managed to block a resolution disapproving of the administration’s Iran nuclear deal Thursday. When a vote for cloture to end debate and move on to the resolution vote, only 58 votes could be garnered, which is two votes short from the 60 vote requirement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture again for the same resolution after the first cloture vote failed. McConnell spokesman Don Stewart told The Daily Caller that another vote will happen next week.
In fact, although Democrats are calling it a victory, Republicans are not giving up yet.
“It will be all Iran next week,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told reporters before Thursday’s vote.
“There are going to be more votes and there will be other opportunities for people to change their mind next week, hopefully after they hear from their constituents,” he said.
“This is a deal that will far outlast one administration. The president may have the luxury of vacating office in a few months, but many of our responsibilities extend beyond that,” McConnel told reporters at his weekly press conference. “The American people will remember where we stand today.”