Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) Statement on the Senate’s Failure to Advance a Resolution of Disapproval on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to advance a resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear deal:

“I am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats’ decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. I proposed an amendment to Corker-Cardin that would have guaranteed a vote, but it was rejected by Democrats because their goal all along was to deny Congress any vote or say on this deal. That’s one reason why I ultimately voted against Corker-Cardin.

“Political fealty to President Obama’s hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite the overwhelming and bipartisan opposition to it in Congress and the clear will of the American people. Obstruction on the part of a minority of legislators is not the foundation on which lasting, consequential arms control agreements are built. A majority of Americans oppose the Iran deal because it compromises the safety and security of not only the United States, but also of the rest of the world.

“History will remember this stunning display of partisan loyalty and willful blindness. And it will remember this Senate as the one that — when given the chance to stop the world’s worst sponsor of terrorism from obtaining the world’s worst weapons — blinked when confronted with that evil.”