The Washington Post reports:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony has been marked by some heated moments, including tense debates over whether he is “stonewalling” the committee.
And then came Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas. The first-term senator opened by suggesting Democrats on the committee were going down “rabbit trails,” invoked the novels of John le Carré and the James Bond films and generally cast questions about potential collusion between the Trump campaign as Russia as the work of outlandish spy fiction.
His line of questioning was so friendly that a smiling Sessions twice thanked him for his inquiries. When Cotton said it was ridiculous to suggest that a potential interaction between Sessions and the Russian ambassador at a Washington hotel last year could have involved potential collusion, Sessions had only praise for the senator.
“Thank you for saying that, Senator Cotton,” Sessions said. “It’s just like through the looking glass. I mean, what is this?”
Sen. Cotton: Do you like spy fiction?
Cotton: Ever heard a plotline so ridiculous as [this]?
— ✩chill✩ (@chiIIum) June 13, 2017
Sen Cotton asks the tough questions like Sessions favorite movies, books, and color of Sessions eyes.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 13, 2017
Sen. Cotton’s next question to Sessions will be “Do you like movies about gladiators?”
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 13, 2017
Clinton gets a blowjob in private and gets impeached. Tom Cotton does it to Jeff Sessions in an open hearing and we’re totally cool with it.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 13, 2017
Sen. Tom Cotton just embarrassed the Dems & their momentary hero Comey more than they've embarrassed themselves.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 13, 2017