Days after announcing his opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal, Jewish Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has faced an onslaught of allegations from progressive critics of disloyalty and treason, the Times of Israel website reports today (August 11, 2015).
On August 6 Schumer announced that he would oppose the nuclear deal with Iran when it faces a crucial vote in Congress next month. His defection from the Obama administration's side of the issue was a blow to White House efforts to prevent a two-thirds majority in Congress against the deal that might overcome a presidential veto.
Anti-Schumer campaigners now refer to him as a "traitor," claiming his loyalty lies only with Israel, and not with the United States.
On the other hand, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California -- another Jewish Democratic Senator -- has conveyed her support of the United States, rather than Israel, by saying that she plans to vote for the Iranian nuclear deal.