By Justin Udo
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross is one of the latest Democrats to come out and say “No” to the Obama Administration’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
On Tuesday night at a community meeting at Congregation Sons of Israel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the subject of a nuclear Iran took center stage.
“There’s a general concern about this agreement and what effect it might have on the security of the United States, Israel, and the whole world, and that’s why they’re coming out here, to show their concern and to learn more about it,” says Mark Hess, one of the meeting’s organizers.
“This meeting is intended to give people a chance to learn a little bit about it and to interact with congressional representatives and other leaders.”
A representative for New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker says he is still doing his homework on the deal, but Congressman Donald Norcross, the Democratic representative representing New Jersey’s 1st congressional district was on hand.
Norcross says at this point, the deal gives too many concessions to Iran, which makes it fall way short of where he wants it to be. For that reason, Norcross says he will not be supporting it.
He’s among a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they disagree with the deal. New Jersey senior senator Robert Menendez is also opposed to the plan.