Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) didn’t waste time panning the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran this morning, calling it a “terrible, dangerous mistake which will pave Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.”
“The American people are going to repudiate the deal and I think Congress will kill the deal,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe minutes after the president announced that a deal had been struck.
While the Democrats on the MSNBC panel seemed to trust the administration line that the deal will be tough on Iran, Cotton, an Iraq War veteran, begged to differ.
“When we started down this path, [Obama] said the goal was to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program,” he said. “This leaves leaves the nuclear program entirely intact. They can get a nuclear weapon if they violate the deal, as they’ve done with every agreement in the past, or they can get a nuclear weapon if they follow the deal in a mere 10 to 15 years.”
Back in March, Cotton released an open letter signed by 47 GOP senators to Iran’s leaders, warning them a deal signed by Obama would have to be ratified by Congress, and could be undone by a future GOP president.