Tag Archives: Tom Cotton

Cotton: If You Leave Things To Health Officials They’re “Only Gonna Consider What Is Best For Public Health”

“Let me say, nobody elected the CDC. Nobody elected Tony Fauci to make these decisions. Advisers advise, elected officials decide. “And the American people elected Joe Biden and the members of Congress and our governors and state legislatures to make these decisions for us. “If you just turn these decisions over to a bunch of public health bureaucrats, of course …

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Cotton Bill Defunds Schools That Teach Racism History

Via press release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Stop CRT Act, legislation to bar federal funds from being sent to K-12 schools that promote Critical Race Theory, as well as colleges and universities that compel students or faculty to affirm tenets of Critical Race Theory. The Stop CRT Act would also codify former President Trump’s Executive Order on …

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GOP Senators Back Repeal Of Public Transit Mask Rule: Unelected Bureaucrats Are Ruining US Family Vacations

Via press release: “Mask mandates have outlived their usefulness, yet they remain in effect on flights and other modes of public transportation. This policy discourages family travel and forces Americans with children—especially those with disabilities—to cancel travel or else live in fear that an untimely tantrum or bad day could ruin their trip and cost them more than a thousand …

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Cotton Warns China Will Harvest DNA From Olympians

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today urged the Biden administration to ensure protections for U.S. athletes competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics, warning about China potentially trying to collect athletes’ DNA, among other concerns. The senator detailed his concerns in a letter to President Biden that requested more information on how the U.S. will prepare for next year’s …

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Cotton: There Was No Racism In Military Before Biden

The military blog Task & Purpose reports: A White senator from the South told America’s first Black defense secretary on Thursday that President Joe Biden’s nascent administration has witnessed the birth of racism and sexism within the military. The cause of this completely new phenomenon is allegedly the anti-extremism and diversity training that troops have taken so far this year, …

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Mockery Pours Down After Republican Reps Launch Whistleblower Form To Report “Wokeness” By Military

Fox News reports: Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Friday launched a whistleblower form for military service members so that the armed forces don’t “fall to woke ideology.” The form is available on a new webpage on Crenshaw’s website, which states that submissions will be shared with Cotton’s office. Crenshaw said that “with written permission,” he …

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Cotton Attacks “Woke Front” US Chamber Of Commerce

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday slammed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying the powerful business lobbying organization has lost its way and is siding more often with Democrats and progressive causes. “The Chamber endorsed several liberal Democrats for Congress, and all those liberal Democrats turned around last week, and every single one of them voted for …

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Man Who Voted For Trump Bills That Sent Money To Inmates Complains Biden Bill Sends Money To Inmates

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, is attacking Democrats for passing a pandemic relief bill that will send money to prisoners. Cotton’s attack on Democrats was echoed by North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Twitter on Sunday. Fox News, meanwhile, turned Cotton’s tweets into an ominous headline on the front page of its website: “FUNDING CONVICTED …

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Cotton Delays Confirmation Vote For Merrick Garland

The Hill reports: Merrick Garland’s attorney general nomination is hitting GOP roadblocks that will likely delay his confirmation to lead the Justice Department until next week. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — a member of the Judiciary Committee viewed as a potential 2024 contender — said on Wednesday that he is blocking an effort by Democrats to expedite Garland, whom they …

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Romney, Cotton Push $10 Minimum Wage By 2025

The Hill reports: Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday rolled out proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour over four years and tighten enforcement on hiring undocumented workers. “For millions of Americans, the rising cost of living has made it harder to make ends meet, but the federal minimum wage has not been …

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Cotton Launches Ad Campaign Against HHS Nominee

Politico reports: Conservatives know they likely don’t have the votes to block President Joe Biden’s pick to run HHS, Xavier Becerra. But they’re launching new ad blitzes and pressure campaigns targeting Senate Democrats up for reelection and others they believe can be swayed, aiming to make a vote to confirm him a political liability. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who has …

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11 GOP Senators Attack Biden’s Nominee For HHS Sec

The Hill reports: The senators, led by Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), urged Biden in a letter to withdraw the nomination of Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, arguing he is unqualified to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The senators wrote that Becerra has “no meaningful experience in health care, public health, large-scale logistics, or any other areas critical …

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Romney Bill Ties Minimum Wage To Hiring Of “Illegals”

NBC News reports: As Democrats try to plot a way forward to raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced Tuesday that he’s working on a separate bill to increase the long stagnant minimum wage while “ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants.” Romney said he’s working on the bill with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and it also …

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Sen. Tom Cotton Accused Of Inflating Military Resume

Salon reports: In his first run for Congress, Cotton leaned heavily on his military service, claiming to have been “a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan,” and, in a campaign ad, to have “volunteered to be an Army Ranger.” In reality, Cotton was never part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the elite unit that plans and conducts joint special …

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Trump Predictably Threatens GOP Sen. Tom Cotton

Yahoo News reports: Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said in a statement on Sunday that he would not join some of his colleagues planning to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by opposing the certification of the Electoral College vote on Wednesday. Cotton, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said attempts to overturn the Electoral College would exceed Congress’ power …

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Cotton Breaks With Cultists, Won’t Challenge Election

Via press release from GOP Sen. Tom Cotton: The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states—not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College—not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts—not Congress. Under the Constitution and federal law, Congress’s power is limited to counting electoral votes …

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Tom Cotton Demands Federal Probe Of Hunter Biden

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican with his eye on a potential White House run in 2024, on Thursday said a special counsel should be appointed to investigate Hunter Biden, President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Cotton alleged during a Fox News interview that Hunter Biden appears to be the subject of a far-ranging investigation and cited allegations of securities …

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2024 WH Aspirants Swarm Georgia Senate Events

The Hill reports: Georgia is emerging as an early proving ground for the 2024 presidential race, with a handful of potential Republican hopefuls flocking to the state to test their political coattails in its two Senate runoffs. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who just landed the chairmanship at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is among the prospective 2024 contenders who have …

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Cotton Runs Shadow 2024 WH Bid In Multiple States

The Associated Press reports: Six years after being elected in an expensive and heated race, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is on the ballot again and he’s campaigning hard — just not in Arkansas. With no Democratic rival and millions in campaign funds to spend, Cotton has run ads in the battleground states of Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. He’s on …

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Cotton Defends Trump’s Refusal On Transfer Of Power

Politico reports: Sen. Tom Cotton was unfazed by President Donald Trump’s refusal to a commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Joe Biden win the election and supported the president’s decision not to accept the results unless the winner is clear. “We’ve been transferring the office of the presidency from one person to the next since 1796,” Cotton (R-Ark.) …

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