Kerry called the letter, which warned Iran that any deal signed by Obama and U.S. allies could be undone by a future president or Congress, “unprecedented.”
“It specifically inserts itself directly to the leader of another country, saying, ‘Don’t negotiate with these guys because we’re going to change this,’ which by the way is not only contrary to the Constitution with the respect to the executive’s right to negotiate, but it is incorrect because they cannot change an executive agreement,” Kerry said in an interview that aired on CBS’ Face the Nation.
Kerry said he will not apologize for the letter, pushed by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., when negotiations resume Sunday night in Switzerland with Iranian representatives.
“Not on your life,” Kerry said. “I’m not going to apologize for the … unconstitutional, un-thought-out action by somebody who’s been in the United Sates Senate for 60-something days,” he said, referring to Cotton. “That’s just inappropriate.”
That sound you just heard was Tom Cotton’s alleged balls being sucked back up into his body to protect them from this: