WASHINGTON, DC – A Huffington Post report says U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, comparing him to Pontius Pilate, the judge who is said to have ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Huff Post says Cotton made the comparison over “side” deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. 

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice acknowledged the so-called agreements, which accompanied the Iran nuclear deal, on Wednesday.

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