Senator Tom Cotton met privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss their opposition to the international nuclear agreement with Iran. Cotton has been one of the most outspoken critics of the agreement and signaled that he will side with Netanyahu over Obama on this issue.
While that may seem innocuous enough, this statement can actually be considered treason under U.S. law.
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses the fact that “by Cotton’s own admission, he is attempting to undermine the authority of the United States, so the question is not whether or not he is committing treason, but why no one is willing to call him on it.”