Rubio Defends Letter Challenging Obama On Iran: ‘I’d Send Another Tomorrow’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told a reporter that he had no regrets about signing a letter sent to Iran warning them that Congress could overrule a deal made with President Barack Obama, despite angry liberals calling the letter “treasonous.”

NBC reporter Luke Russert and his camera crew caught up with Rubio as he was walking to his car in Washington, D.C. “A lot of fallout from the [Republican Arkansas Senator] Tom Cotton letter,” he said. “What’s your response? A lot of people say you’re treasonous to some degree.” (RELATED: Luke Russert Calls Anti-Boehner Republicans ‘The Kamikaze Caucus’)

“Well, I don’t know about that,” Rubio said. “I’ll just tell you this is an unusual moment with an incredible risk to the world to the country and region and it required an unusual methods to deal with it.”

“Do you regret…” Russert began

“The risk of a nuclear Iran – regret?” repeated an incredulous Rubio. “I’d send another one tomorrow. I think the risk of nuclear Iran is so great we need to do everything possible to keep us from finding ourselves in a situation–” (VIDEO: Rubio: Rand Paul Has Become ‘Chief Cheerleader Of Obama’s Foreign Policy’)

“Would you send another Cotton letter tomorrow?” asked Russert.

“Absolutely,” Rubio said.

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