On Monday, freshman Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with 46 US senators signed a letter to Iranian officials informing them that any nuclear deal would have to be approved by the US Senate.
Vice President Joe Biden said the letter was “beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”
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This morning Senator Tom Cotton fired back at Vice President Biden, saying the Vice President “has been wrong about nearly every foreign policy and national security decision in the last 40 years,”
That left a mark.
The Politico reported:
Sen. Tom Cotton is firing back at Vice President Joe Biden’s criticism of his letter to Iran, saying: What does he know about foreign policy?
“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 Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” in a reference to former Pentagon chief Robert Gates, who ripped Biden in a tell-all memoir after leaving office.
“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,” Cotton said.
On Monday, the freshman senator from Arkansas, along with 46 other Republican senators, signed a letter to top Iranian leaders informing them that any nuclear deal they reach with President Obama would be “nothing more than an executive agreement” that would likely be tossed out when a new president takes office.
Biden released a strongly worded statement on Monday night, saying that the letter “is beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”