Tag Archives: Tom Cotton

Cotton Blocks Passage Of Press Freedom Act [VIDEO]

AlterNet reports: The Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act or PRESS Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on July 1, 2021. The bill was passed in the House over a year later on September 19, 2022, and was being considered and debated in the U.S. Senate before Cotton blocked it …

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GOP Opposes Merger Of “Woke” Grocery Giants

Via email from the Family Research Council: Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions related to a proposed merger between two of the nation’s largest grocery chains. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) cautioned Kroger against expecting “Republican senators to carry the water for them” while pursuing corporate policies that promote …

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Cotton Tells Donors He Won’t Run For WH In 2024

Politico reports: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has decided that he won’t run for president in 2024 — making him the first big-name Republican to step aside as former President Donald Trump and others make moves toward running. The senator has been reaching out to donors, supporters and senior Republicans over the last few days to inform them of his plans. …

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Megyn Kelly: SF Police Are Lying About Pelosi Attack

“I feel like at a minimum, the SFPD has egg on its face because even under the most generous story to Paul Pelosi and to the San Francisco police, they were in the house when this guy attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer. “I’m not sure how that happened. How do you have police officers on site and an 82-year-old …

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Rick Scott And Tom Cotton To Campaign For Walker

NBC News reports: Republican Sens. Rick Scott of Florida, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Tom Cotton of Arkansas announced they will travel to Georgia to campaign for Herschel Walker on Tuesday. Last week, The Daily Beast reported allegations that Walker, who supports a ban on abortion without any exceptions, paid for the abortion of a woman …

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Sen. Tom Cotton Declares Alaska’s Election “Rigged”

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) managed to go viral on Wednesday night with a dubious claim about the election for Alaska’s U.S. House seat. Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich lost out to Democrat Mary Peltola in the race to replace the late Rep. Don Young (R) on Wednesday in a vote which used ranked-choice voting, where …

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Cotton Pitches Top Donors On 2024 White House Bid

Politico reports: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton huddled with two dozen of his top donors Tuesday morning to describe his planning for a potential 2024 White House campaign, telling them a comeback bid by former President Donald Trump wouldn’t deter him from running. During the meeting at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, which was described by two attendees, Cotton said he …

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Cotton: Ketanji Brown Might Have Defended Nazis

Mediaite reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) railed against Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on the Senate floor Tuesday and suggested she would have defended the Nazis during the Nuremberg trials. “Judge Jackson has also shown real interest in helping terrorists,” Cotton stated. The senator then referenced former Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who was the lead prosecutor at the …

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Cotton Refuses To Condemn Trump’s Praise Of Putin

ABC News reports: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has refused to condemn former President Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin amid his invasion of Ukraine. “When Fox News asked him if he had a message for Vladimir Putin, he said he has no message. Why can’t you condemn that? I feel quite confident that if Donald — that if Barack Obama …

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2024 Republican Hopefuls To Headline NH Fundraiser

Politico reports: A slew of potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates are headlining an upcoming New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser, an illustration of how contenders are gearing up ahead of the party’s upcoming nomination process. The host committee for the March 30 event includes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, and …

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Cotton Suggests Non-Parents Shouldn’t Be Teachers

The Independent reports: Senator Tom Cotton hit out at the head of the teachers’ union, calling her a “joke” and accusing her of knowing nothing about teaching children because she has none of her own. The Arkansas lawmaker was speaking on Fox News when he made the incendiary remark in reference to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of …

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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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