Sen. Tom Cotton Wants Retaliation Against Iran Over Attacks On US Bases

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has advocated for a “massive retaliation” against Iran and urged President Biden to adopt a more robust approach in response to the series of attacks on U.S. assets in the region.
  • Cotton criticized the president for opting for a measured response to Iran, which has not directly targeted the U.S. but has utilized proxies since the conflict erupted in Israel.
  • In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Cotton expressed his dissatisfaction, stating, “We’ve only hit back a few times. When we do hit back, it’s almost always at empty proxy warehouses or maybe proxy forces in Iraq and Syria.”