AIPAC breaks with GOP on Iran sanctionsSubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 16:40
"America's main pro-Israel lobby came out against an immediate vote on Iran sanctions Thursday, just hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) issued its statement after the bill's author, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), took to the Senate floor and obliquely criticized the GOP push.
“We agree with the Chairman that stopping the Iranian nuclear program should rest on bipartisan support,” AIPAC said in an emailed statement, “and that there should not be a vote at this time on the measure.”
An AIPAC official confirmed the email's validity and said the organization has never pushed for an immediate vote."