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Sen. Tom Cotton Sticking To His Guns On Iranian Letter

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is certainly making a name for himself as a newly elected U.S. Senator, in part by drafting an open letter to Iran, that 46 other Senators signed, about the terrorist state’s nuclear ambitions.

On Sunday, Cotton appeared on CBS’ Face The Nation to explain the reasoning behind the letter and address the controversy, which has been taking up much the news this past week.

Host Bob Schieffer began the segment addressing the criticism by reading a statement that Secretary of State John Kerry had made previously on the show about the what exactly he and the 46 other republican Senators were trying to accomplish.

In response, Cotton said, “Bob, I and 46 other senators are focused on stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and we wanted to be crystal clear that Iran’s leaders got the message that in our constitutional system, while the president negotiates deals, Congress has to approve them for them to be lasting and binding.”

Schieffer asked, “Why did you decide to try to convince the Iranians that they needed to be wary of dealing with the United States? Why not take your argument to the American people?”

“Iran’s leaders needed to hear the message loud and clear. I can tell you they are not hearing that message from Geneva,” Cotton continued.

It was enlightening to see what a principled conservative looks like. Now a days, it’s hard to tell them apart.

Watch the interview above.


Matt Schuck

Staff Writer

Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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