Tom Cotton is a veteran senator who has been a staunch critic of President Donald Trump.
He’s also been a leading advocate for the “nuclear option” for nuclear weapons.
Cotton’s new position is that he will lead the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a position that has long been the most influential committee in the Senate, with the power to decide on foreign policy.
Cotton has been in the Foreign Relations Department for nearly a decade, and in that time he has been the Senate’s top critic of Trump.
The first day of the Trump administration, Cotton announced he was resigning from the Foreign Affairs Committee and was taking a job as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The Senate has an active Foreign Relations committee, chaired by Cotton, with two more chairs appointed every year.
The chair of the committee, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, is the highest ranking member of the Foreign Policy Committee, which has a total of five senators and four ranking members.
She chairs the Foreign Intelligence Committee, where Cotton chairs.
Cotton told The Daily Beast on Tuesday that he is “actively” considering his next move.
The position of Foreign Relations chairman is traditionally a one-term job.
The committee’s current chairman, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, announced in February that he was stepping down from the committee.
The Foreign Relations Chair position requires confirmation by the Senate and can be filled by the Vice President, who will make the decision.
Cotton did not announce his retirement until Friday, but said in an interview with Politico that he would be stepping down.
“I think my role is one of the most important roles, and I want to make sure that my role and my leadership is of the highest order,” he said.
The Republican senator, who has long made the Iran deal a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, has been critical of Trump’s Iran policy.
He has also opposed the sanctions bill that passed the Senate on Monday, a bill that would have banned Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and opposed the Senate vote on sanctions legislation that passed on Tuesday.
“It is not good policy to allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and has been detrimental to our national security and international standing,” Cotton said in February.
“And the sanctions will go away when the Iran agreement is done.
I am opposed to the sanctions and the sanctions are not good for America.”
Cotton has also criticized the Iran sanctions bill, calling it a “fiasco.”
“I don’t know how you make the argument that you can’t use the sanctions if they’re effective, but this is a disaster,” Cotton told Politico in February of the bill.
“The sanctions have already cost us $5 trillion, and they’re not going away anytime soon.”
Cotton’s most recent criticism of the sanctions law was a response to Trump’s statement in February about a bill to punish companies that sell Iranian oil.
The U.S. has been working with allies and with Iran to develop a global agreement to cut back on its nuclear program, which the U.N. Security Council has described as “the worst, most egregious violation” of international law in history.
The sanctions have been used by President Barack Obama to sanction Iran and to force Tehran to make concessions on the nuclear program.
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