Sen. Donnelly Announces Support For Iran Nuclear Deal

Aug 19, 2015

Donnelly and Sen. Dan Coats will likely split their votes when the issue comes before the Senate.
Credit Joe Donnelly

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) says he still has questions about Iran’s intentions in the nuclear agreement and cites a lack of action to cut off Iranian support for terrorism. 

But he says his chief concern is the potential future need for U.S. military intervention in the Middle Eastern nation. 

And in a statement, the Hoosier Democrat says he owes it to American servicemembers to ensure every other option of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is exhausted. 

Thus, Donnelly says, he’s willing to give the nuclear agreement the opportunity to succeed. 

Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) previously called on Congress to reject the deal. 

Support and opposition for the agreement crosses party lines – former Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh opposes the deal, while former Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican, supports it.