Republian presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have scheduled a joint rally to protest the agreement with Iran. This rally is being put together by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America, and will be staged n Washington D.C. on the West Lawn of the Capitol on September 9. It will feature both candidates, with Cruz as the keynote speaker and Trump as his invited guest.
Both Trump and Cruz have decried the Iran agreement, painstakingly negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry, but which appears to cater to religious extremists in Iran. As Trump said, Iran will become “so rich and powerful” once the deal goes into effect.
Author’s Note: With Trump’s drawing power, the rally could draw many thousands of people and become a spectacle that could push additional Democrats in Congress to vote against the deal. This is a powerful strategy that, if successful in defeating the Iran deal, could greatly increase the stature of Trump and Cruz.
This rally also underlines the current alliance between Trump and Cruz, who appear to complement each other in political style. This may be a strategy that carries through the rest of the campaign, possibly resulting in Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket in the general election.
Currently the Republican majority is not sufficient to overcome a presidential veto. Obama does not want to have to use his veto power on this measure and Congressional Democrats are planning a filibuster to attempt to foil the defeat of the measure.