Christie wants Booker to oppose Iran deal
The Iran deal's a bad one, according to Gov. Chris Christie. And he's planning to stand alongside one of New Jersey's best-known rabbis to say so.
Tuesday, Christie will hold a press conference with World Values Network founder Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to encourage the New Jersey congressional delegation to oppose the dea. Also presnt will be NORPAC (a lobby focused on U.S.-Israel relations) President Ben Chouake and President of the Rabbinical Council of America Rabbi Shalom Baum.
An advisory from Christie's presidential campaign said the message is aimed "particularly" at Sen. Cory Booker. To date, Booker hasn't said whether he supports the deal.
President Obama's administration touts the deal as a win-win — requiring Iran to curb nuclear activity and be subject to invasive inspections, which scaling back sanctions that the U.S. could reimpose if Iran reneges. Critics say the deal doesn't go far enough to ensure Iran's compliance or to protect Israel from a nuclear threat.
The press conference will take place at the Chabad House at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus.