Steve Israel

House takes symbolic stand against Iran deal

WASHINGTON The House rejected, 162-269, a resolution Friday to approve President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, an unsurprising outcome that still in all likelihood will not prevent the administration from moving forward with implementation.

Every Republican except Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky (he voted present) voted against the measure. They were joined by 25 Democrats, most of whom had previously announced they would oppose.

Prior to the vote, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., came to the chamber floor to scold the 162 Democrats unwilling to reject the nuclear deal and go against their president.

"This is probably the...