Cotton Statement on Reports that President Obama Will Circumvent Constitutional Process on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
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Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that President Obama will circumvent the Senate and go to the United Nations on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT):
"Recent reports are little surprising considering President Obama has repeatedly tried to circumvent Congress to force his will on the American people. Going to the United Nations on a paramount issue like the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) outsources the credibility of our nuclear deterrent to an international body on which Russia and China have a veto - two countries who we know will not abide by a nuclear test ban. But more than that, trying to force the CTBT on the American people is yet another foreign policy blunder by President Obama. One that will endanger our national security by giving both our enemies and our allies reason to question the credibility of our nuclear deterrent."