No, the letter from 47 Republican Senators (and since co-signed by Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal) isn’t treasonous, but it is both factually incorrect and, I would argue, not the most effective way for senators to influence foreign policy.
In other words, it is both legitimate and stupid.
This justification, however, is, tsah, I don’t even know what the correct epithet would be:
Republican aides were taken aback by what they thought was a lighthearted attempt to signal to Iran and the public that Congress should have a role in the ongoing nuclear discussions. Two GOP aides separately described their letter as a “cheeky” reminder of the congressional branch’s prerogatives.
“The administration has no sense of humor when it comes to how weakly they have been handling these negotiations,” said a top GOP Senate aide.
“Cheeky”? What is this, Biff and Tad pranking the dean?
And this pretty much sums up my beliefs about the latest Clinton scandale.
h/t for comic, Jonathan Bernstein