New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has written to Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D – NY) on Wednesday, asking her to reconsider her support for the deal between the West and Iran.
"I write to express my extreme dismay regarding your intention to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran," he stated. "I write as a fellow Democrat, a fellow New Yorker, and most importantly—a fellow American—to respectfully request that you reconsider your decision."
"The stakes are simply too high for the United States to accept a bad deal," he added. "In a decade from now, when Iran possesses a nuclear weapon and long-range missiles that can hit the United States, what will you then answer your constituents?"
"I believe you know that fundamentally this is a bad deal," he continued. "This debate is too important to be the subject of partisan politics."
"As more and more Americans learn about the deal and secret or side deals, there has been massive disappointment in your decision, and I urge you to reconsider," Hikind urged. "I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience to talk further about this. It is not too late to do the right thing. I look forward to having a dialogue with you."
Hikind has been vocal about the dangers of the Iran deal, including protesting and getting arrested in front of Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, who recently stated his opposition to the deal.