Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said the 47 senators who sent a letter to Iran’s leaders in order to undermine the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons negotiations with the country were simply reacting to “reports of a bad deal.”
“The Senators are reacting to reports of a bad deal that will likely enable Iran to become a nuclear state over time,” Bush said in a statement Tuesday in response to TPM asking for his stance on the letter. “They would not have been put in this position had the Administration consulted regularly with them rather than ignoring their input.”
The statement comes as the senators who signed the letter, spearheaded by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) face criticism over it from not only Democrats, like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also some Republicans. Still other GOPers have expressed their support.
On Tuesday Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed onto the letter and tweeted: “Anyone thinking of running for Prez, on both sides, should sign on to the letter to make clear that Iran is negotiating w/ lame duck Prez.”