Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis took shots at Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Twitter Tuesday, labeling the Iraq War veteran as “Tehran Tom” for his role in a letter sent to Iran.
“Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government,” Mr. Polis tweeted to his nearly 32,000 followers.
He was referring to a letter — signed by Mr. Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues — to Iran’s government regarding nuclear negotiations between the two nations, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats,” Mr. Polis added, receiving 53 retweets.
The letter warned Tehran that any nuclear deal needs congressional approval in order to last beyond President Obama’s time in office. Vice President Joe Biden strongly denounced the missive as offensive and “beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”
Mr. Cotton responded by saying Mr. Biden “has been wrong about nearly every foreign policy and national security decision in the last 40 years,” the Examiner reported.
Meanwhile, the front page of the New York Daily News labeled the 47 Senate Republicans as “traitors” in Tuesday’s edition.
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