Boehner: Republicans Would Lack the Votes to Overcome an Obama Veto on Iran

U.S. House Speaker makes remarks at a private event with the Republican Jewish Coalition, Bloomberg reports.

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House Speaker John Boehner.
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Speaking at an off-the-record event before a Republican Jewish audience this weekend, U.S. House Speaker John Boener acknowledged that the Republican party does not have enough votes to overcome a veto of any resolution disapproving the nuclear weapons deal U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to reach with Iran, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Boener told the audience assembled at the Republican Jewish Coalition's meeting in Las Vegas that he didn't expect that more than two-thirds of Congress would vote to overturn a veto from Obama if Congress voted against a nuclear deal, according to the report, which cited four people who were inside the room.

A spokesman for Boehner confirmed the report. "Obviously, it takes only a fraction of the House and Senate Democrats to sustain a veto," he told Bloomberg. "But it is impossible to say whether they will or not until we know what the final 'deal' looks like."

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