You conclude that perhaps the politicians simply acted independently because none of the factors…
George Lederman

That’s an excellent question. When Jerry Nadler spoke to The New York Times, he emphasized that he made his decision independent as well of President Obama’s lobbying. The Times also pointed out that Jerry Nadler has a history of acting independently: as the paper so nicely puts it, “he was New York’s only Jewish member of Congress to vote against authorizing war in Iraq.” Thus his decision to act independently is consistent with both his past statements and his past actions.

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