Republicans Realizing They Made a Bad Mistake: That Iran Letter Was a “Light-Hearted, Cheeky” Joke
And now that it’s starting to sink in how badly they screwed up, and how incredibly awful they made themselves look, the Republican Party is falling back on the time-honored “IT WAS A JOKE!” excuse.
Never fails. Except that it always fails.
Republican aides were taken aback by what they thought was a light-hearted attempt to signal to Iran and the public that Congress should have a role in the ongoing nuclear discussions. Two GOP aides separately described their letter as a “cheeky” reminder of the Congressional branch’s prerogatives.
“The administration has no sense of humor when it comes to how weakly they have been handling these negotiations,” said a top GOP Senate aide.