Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said on Sunday that President Joe Biden has imposed a “de facto arms embargo” against Israel. During an interview on CBS News on Sunday, Cotton blasted the president for suggesting that he could withhold weapons from Israel, a close ally.

He also tore down a claim Secretary of State Antony Blinken made in a prior interview that Biden was only referring to the shipping of heavy bombs to Israel.

Casting doubt on the claim, Cotton said, “What Tony Blinken says on this show cannot be credited when Joe Biden is out there imposing a de facto arms embargo on Israel at the same time he’s letting arms embargoes on Iran expire.”

After anchor Margaret Brennan noted that Biden had signed off a foreign aid package that would shell out $26 billion in emergency aid to Israel and that the U.S. does not have a weapons embargo placed on Israel, Cotton pointed out that Biden’s position is “de facto for Hamas victory at this point.”

Biden’s threat to withhold weapons from Israel was tied to the nation’s plan to launch an attack on Rafah, which is seen as the last significant stronghold for Hamas since its Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

During a CNN town hall on Wednesday, the president had said that he “made it clear to Israel” that “we’re not going to supply the weapons and artillery shells” if the Jewish nation launched a ground operation in Rafah.

The U.S. under Biden would be helping Hamas get away with its crimes if they stop Israel from going into Hamas, according to Cotton.

“Israel’s goal is to destroy Hamas, which committed the worst atrocity against Jews since World War II. Hamas’s goal is to survive. If they do- if Israel does not go into Rafah and destroy Hamas in Rafah, Hamas will survive,” he stated.

Cotton’s interview follows his call for Biden to be impeached over his foreign aid ultimatum to Israel.

In a post to X, he wrote, “The House has no choice but to impeach Biden based on the Trump-Ukraine precedent of withholding foreign aid to help with reelection. Only with Biden, it’s true.”