GOP’s “Iran letter” excuse: We were just being “cheeky”

March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

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Senate Republican aides have a fascinating new retort to those who consider Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran a colossal mistake: Lighten up, Francis. Republicans were just having a little bit of fun! Let’s see that pretty smile of yours, eh?

“Behind the scenes,” the Daily Beast’s Tim Mak reports, “Republicans are wondering if sending an open letter to Iran’s leaders was the best strategy to keep a bad nuclear deal from being negotiated.” Indeed, their “wondering” appears to have led them to the conclusion that it was not the best strate...

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