Nolan leaning toward backing Iran nuclear deal

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DFL Congressman Rick Nolan says he’s inclined to support a nuclear deal with Iran but still has some remaining questions. Nolan and DFL Congressman Collin Peterson are the two remaining members of Minnesota’s delegation who are uncommitted on their vote. Nolan, who represents northeastern Minnesota, says the deal may be the best option for the U.S.

“I’m leaning toward supporting it but I’m reserving final judgment here because every day there are new aspects coming out about it,” he said on MPR News with Tom Weber.

Nolan’s comments come as Congress is expected to vote on the deal in September.

Republicans in Congress are nearly unified against the plan but Democratic leaders in Congress say they have enough support to protect President Obama’s veto.

A spokeswoman for Collin Peterson said he’s still undecided on how he’ll vote.

Here’s a breakdown of where the delegation stands on the deal (A yes vote means they support the deal):

U.S. Senate

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Yes

DFL Sen. Al Franken: Yes

U.S. House

DFL Rep. Tim Walz: Yes

GOP Rep. John Kline: No

GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen: No

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum: Yes

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison: Yes

GOP Rep. Tom Emmer: No

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson: Undecided

DFL Rep. Rick Nolan: Undecided (but leaning towards voting for it)