Politicians Go Nuclear on Twitter After GOP Senators Send Letter to Iran


Recently, 47 GOP senators sent a letter to Iran threatening to undo any nuclear deal that they would possibly hammer out with the Obama administration. The letter caused the Iranian government to declare that they could not trust the US, imperiling the negotiations and threatening to implode the process. And much like an actual nuclear bomb, the entire mass of the political world was converted into pure destructive energy, measured by megatweets from prominent politicians from all over the spectrum.

It’s also being measured in actual political statements, notably from Republicans as well as Democrats opposed to the Iran negotiations. Notably, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) did not sign the letter, believing that it would undermine his efforts to create a law requiring the deal to be approved by Congress, with a veto-proof majority. “I knew it was going to be only Republicans on [the letter]. I just don’t view that as where I need to be today,” Corker said to Politico. “My goal is to get 67 or more people on something that will affect the outcome.”

“I don’t think that the Ayatollah is going to be particularly convinced by a letter from members of the Senate, even one signed by a number of my distinguished and high ranking colleagues,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) added.

And then there were these furiously-worded tweets:

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