The Weekly Standard’s Chris Deaton captures the quote of the day from Senator Tom Cotton speaking with Hugh Hewitt on Hugh’s syndicated radio show this morning:
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton hammered the president’s foreign policy staff Tuesday morning, explaining why he’s become “public enemy number one at the White House” over his opposition to the Iran deal.
“I guess I became public enemy number one at the White House because I’m telling the truth about the Iran deal. Look, what you just played, and some of the coverage of Ben Rhodes is what happens when you put van drivers and campaign flaks and failed novelists in charge of foreign policy and national security,” Cotton told radio host Hugh Hewitt, after Hewitt played a clip of White House press secretary Josh Earnest rejecting Cotton’s arguments about the Iran deal.
“And that chump may think that subsidizing Iran’s nuclear program with millions of dollars is a laughing matter. I don’t think it’s that funny. And if he or anyone else over there had ever been man enough to put on the uniform and pick up a rifle, and have to lead men in dodging Iranian-made bombs, they might not be laughing, either,” the freshman senator added.
I’m on a short lunch break at the trial of the “Minnesota men.” I don’t have time to put this in context and hope to come back to it when I do.