Three Senators back off the AIPAC poison-pill bill to scuttle diplomacy with Iran, before it has been given a chance. It seems many were co-sponsoring a bill they never intended to vote on. Translation: it was an easy give for AIPAC, as long as it never actually happened. Or if you want to gussy that up into a rationale, this is about as good as it gets:
A spokesman for Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said Wednesday that merely introducing the bill — but not voting on it — was helpful to negotiations. “Senator Bennet supports the President’s diplomatic efforts and would like them to succeed. The pertinent question isn’t about when we vote on the bill, but whether its introduction is helpful to the negotiations. He believes it is,” spokesman Adam Bozzi said.
And he believes that even though the president has said it isn’t helpful to the negotiations. Still, it’s good to see a small amount of pushback against AIPAC and in support of the president.