Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed the letter 47 Senate Republicans sent Iranian leaders Tuesday, and said that it was not so much a warning to Iran against making a nuclear agreement with President Obama — it was really a warning about how the GOP themselves are crazy, and not to be trusted. His summary of the letter:
“‘You may be able to get Obama to construct a framework of verifiable nuclear limitations in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, but you’ll never sneak this sh*t past us. ‘We’re f*cking cuckoo! We’re cuckoo bananas!’”
Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) both signed the letter, and have come under criticism for it. But it was now notorious Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) who is widely credited with convincing his party colleagues to add their names as signatories. But Stewart questioned whether this really was such a difficult feat.
“How did Cotton convince Republicans to publicly undercut our current president? How did he do it?” Stewart said. “It’s the kind of persuasive rhetoric it might take to get, let’s say, an unfixed dog to hump a pillow.”
Stewart further pointed out that Reagan signed many of these agreements, so clearly Obama is within his rights as president. Then again, Nancy Pelosi met with Syria's president Bashir Assad. So it's not like lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have not taken it upon themselves to conduct foreign policy as they see fit.
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