When he heard that forty seven Republican Senators had sent a letter telling the Iranian leadership that President Obama’s negotiations could not be relied on, your Bitemaster went apoplectic.
He saw this as another Republican attempt to undermine the President they had sworn to defeat. It was, the Bitemaster thought, an act of treason, though he could not bring himself to say so in public.
Now the Daily News has done it for him, calling the Republican Senators “traitors” for their attempt to usurp the constitutionally-mandated foreign policy authority of the President.
Seeing the headline was a satisfying moment for the Bitemaster. At least until he read this in the Washington Post:
Administration officials insisted that the president doesn’t need congressional approval to make a deal with Iran and that Congress wouldn’t be able to alter the terms of a deal.
Just a moment. If the President were trying to unilaterally make a treaty, shouldn’t the Senate push back?
On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy.”