“So that is an indication that there is not likely to be the necessary support in the United States Senate to add that amendment to, you know, this broader appropriations bill,” Earnest said. “We’ve made clear our commitment to a principle that ideologically motivated policy riders are not appropriate for appropriations bills.”Cotton disputed the White House on Twitter.
Earnest told the room of reporters that they have “written extensively” about Cotton’s continual effort to undermine the implementation of the Iran deal.
“So it is clear what the intent of his amendment is. Senator Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water,” Earnest continued. “I’m confident that he couldn’t differentiate heavy water from sparkling water. His focus is on undermining the effective implementation of this agreement that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”