Calling it one of the “toughest decisions” she’s made in Congress, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday endorsed an international deal aimed at preventing Iran from securing a nuclear bomb.
Grisham, a Democrat, is the final member of the New Mexico congressional delegation to state her position on the controversial agreement. All four Democrats in the delegation are now on board with the deal, while the delegation’s lone Republican is opposed.
“After countless constituent meetings and careful evaluations with experts on both sides, I have decided to vote in favor of the Iran deal,” Lujan Grisham said. “I am convinced that this historic agreement is the best option to protect the national security of the United States and our allies.
“Despite my support, I remain concerned that Iran will continue to sponsor terrorism, threaten Israel, and promote instability throughout the region,” she added. “I believe they are motivated to undermine peace in the region, and that is why we must work with our allies in the international community to prevent a nuclear Iran.”