Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) unloaded on President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media over the Iranian nuclear deal—and the letter of 47 Republican senators he led about it—in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning with Breitbart News.
Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate (age 37) and defeated sitting Democrat Mark Pryor last election. This first big battle has created a firestorm that the bold southern conservative is handily winning against the entire political establishment.
“Any claim whether from the president, his cabinet members or from the media for that matter that this [the letter] is unprecedented is wrong but more importantly what’s really unprecedented is an American president negotiating a nuclear weapons deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and not seeking congressional approval for it,” Cotton said when asked about the vitriol spewing from the left about his letter.
One reason we sent the letter is we wanted to be crystal clear that Iran’s leaders got the message. That message may not be communicated to their negotiating team in Geneva, the negotiating team may not communicate it back to Ayatollah Khamenei and his senior advisers.
We wanted to be sure that they understood the basic facts of our constitutional system, that the president negotiates deals but the Congress approves them. If Congress doesn’t approve a deal, then Congress doesn’t have to accept a deal. (Read more from “Tom Cotton Stands Firm Against Left: Obama ‘Paving the Path’ for Iran to get Nuke” HERE)
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