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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Still Won't Commit to Iran Nuclear Deal

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., introduces President Barack Obama to speak in an overflow area at a campaign event at the University of Miami, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla. Credit: AP

The chairwoman of President Barack Obama's own political party still won't commit to voting for the Iran nuclear deal.

After President Barack Obama chastised Republicans earlier Monday for not having any “factual argument” against deal, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said there is “legitimate cause for concern.”

Asked on CNN whether she will vote for the deal, Wasserman Schultz said she is still "in the middle of really reviewing it and looking at all of the moving parts."

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., introduces President Barack Obama to speak in an overflow area at a campaign event at the University of Miami, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla. Credit: AP AP

“I've had many administration briefings, I've talked to experts on both sides of the deal, and I'm going to go home and speak to my constituents who have been weighing in, and I'll reach a conclusion on what I'm going do with my vote once I really feel like I've been able to thoroughly review the whole deal," she said.

Pressed on whether this means the administration has not convinced her, she responded diplomatically.

“I think that there is merit to the deal — that there's a lot of merit to the deal,” Wasserman Schultz said. “But there is also legitimate cause for concern and I think this is a decision that no member of Congress should make lightly.”

During a press conference in Ethiopia, Obama said of objections to the historic agreement: “The good news is I have not heard a factual argument on the other side that holds up to scrutiny. There is a reason 99 percent of the world thinks good deal.”

Wasserman Schultz said earlier this month that "we're going to hear him out" regarding the deal.

(H/T: The Weekly Standard)

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