First-term Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has established himself as the leader in the U.S. Senate to oppose the deal President Barack Obama is seeking to grant to Iran that would allow the rogue regime in that country to obtain the nuclear bomb, Breitbart News reported. Senator Cotton, who is the youngest member of the Senate at age 37, defeated Democrat Mark Pryor last year, whose leadership on this issue is leading to calls by some for him to run for president.
"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 in an interview with Breitbart News.
Tom Cotton pointed out that the deal Obama proposes would not only fail to stop Iran from getting the bomb, it would actually allow Iran to get the nuclear bomb. Additionally, Iran could still get the bomb either by abiding by the agreement or violating it. Either way, it is believed Iran will have a nuclear weapon in 10 years.
"Cotton earlier this week led a letter that 46 of his GOP colleagues signed. He brought together Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans with different viewpoints, from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Rand Paul (R-KY). The open letter, addressed to 'the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran,' explains that any deal Obama cuts with the Ayatollah could easily be undone via the stroke of a pen by the next president of the United States," Breitbart News reported.
Writing for National Review, John Yoo reports that Tom Cotton gets it right on the Constitution in the letter to Iran, stating, "Time for a primer on international agreements, thanks to the controversy over Senator Tom Cotton's letter to Iran."
The letter by Tom Cotton signed by 46 other Republican Senators made it clear that any agreement between President Obama and the regime in Iran must be approved by the U.S. Senate, stating, "We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei. The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."
Secretary of State John Kerry said it would be impossible to extend talks with an agreement on Iran getting the bomb, theInquisitr reported last month. Many have seen the Obama regime as too willing to allow Iran to get the bomb, which has led to the letter sent to Iran by Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators.
[Image of Tom Cotton from Life News]