Ted Cruz is making no apologies for signing a controversial letter to Iran.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday, the senator from Texas told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that despite the fallout from an open letter to Tehran, which critics have charged was "mutinous," he would sign it again.
"I would sign it, and, as John Hancock said, I would sign it in large print," he said, "so that the ayatollah wouldn't need his reading glasses to read the signature."
Visibly exasperated, Brzezinski asked Cruz if the intention of the letter, which was signed by 46 other Republicans in the Senate, was to "get in the way" of President Obama's negotiations with Iran to stop Tehran from gaining nuclear capabilities.
"It was intended to stop a bad deal. Absolutely," he said. "And beyond that, it was also intended to defend the Constitution."
The letter, which the GOP senators sent to Tehran last week, charged that because Congress must ratify international agreements, any nuclear deal reached with the Obama administration could well be undone after he leaves office.
Cruz also addressed his headline-making weekend visit to New Hampshire, when he reportedly scared a three-year-old girl after firing off a standard line that "the whole world's on fire."