As last week progressed, and the scope of the fiasco surrounding the Senate Republicans’ letter to Iran became more obvious, many GOP officials on Capitol Hill furiously tried to think of excuses. The scramble was understandable: Republicans had tried to sabotage American foreign policy, and the stunt hadn’t gone well.Guess where this silly ended up?
Over the course of three days, congressional Republicans came up with at least four different excuses, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blaming a D.C.-area snowstorm the week before. None of the arguments was particularly persuasive.
But National Review’s Deroy Murdock yesterday presented the most amazing excuse yet: the 47 Senate Republicans shouldn’t be criticized for sending a letter to Iran since they didn’t literally, physically “send” anything.
Here at The Trib:
Contrary to popular hysteria, he did not “send” it to Iran; it was an open letter posted on his Senate website.And how do we KNOW it's silly?
Take a look at this tweet from Senator Tom Cotton:
Today, 47 GOP Senators sent a letter to Iranian leaders about Congress’s role in nuclear negotiations http://t.co/NVWL4PSFi1See? Silly. Silly. Silly.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 9, 2015