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  • Tom Cotton To Joe Biden: You’ve Been Wrong For 40 Years

    Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators sent a letter to top Iranian leaders Monday threatening that any nuclear deal made with Obama would be “nothing more than an executive agreement” that would be easily undone by a new Republican president.

    In response to the GOP letter, Joey Biden called it an unprecedented affront “designed to undercut a sitting president.”

    “In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which Senators wrote directly to advise another country–much less a longtime foreign adversary–that the President does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them. This letter sends a highly misleading signal to friend and foe alike that that our Commander-in-Chief cannot deliver on America’s commitments–a message that is as false as it is dangerous,” Biden said in an unusually coherent statement released by the White House late Monday night.

    Tuesday morning, Sen. Tom Cotton shot back at Biden’s criticism of the GOP letter to Iran.

    What does Joe Biden know about foreign policy, Cotton bluntly asked.

    “Joe Biden, as President Barack Obama’s own secretary of defense has said, has been wrong about nearly every foreign policy and national security decision in the last 40 years,” Cotton said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Moreover, if Joe Biden respects the dignity of the institution of the Senate he should be insisting that the president submit any deal to approval of the Senate, which is exactly what he did on numerous deals during his time in Senate.”

    “The point we’re making to Iran’s leaders—who, if you talk to many of the Iran experts, will say don’t understand our Constitution—is that if Congress doesn’t approve a deal, Congress won’t accept a deal. Now or in the future,” Cotton added.

    Cotton said the only “Iran deal” he wants to see is “complete nuclear disarmament by Iran.”

    “They can simply disarm their nuclear weapons program and allow complete intrusive inspections,” Cotton said.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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