Democrats Likely to Defend John Kerry Against Investigation Into Iran Comments

Republicans have pounced on John Kerry, demanding everything from a congressional investigation to his resignation, over new allegations he fed sensitive information to Iran while secretary of state.

President Biden’s National Security Council special climate envoy has denied telling Iran information about Israeli military operations, calling the new allegations “unequivocally false.” And the chances of a congressional investigation into his conduct seem slim with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate and Democratic lawmakers so far seeming to back Kerry.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Tuesday pointed out Kerry’s long history of serving the nation as a former naval officer, senator and Cabinet member under former President Barack Obama. Durbin, the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Tuesday he has “no question about his loyalty to this country.”

“I’m going to stand by John Kerry,” said Durbin, who is also the Senate Majority Whip.

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