Senator Tom Cotton the day after shootings: 'The Democrats have truly lost their mind'
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark), on the day after two mass shootings rampaged America, leaving dozens dead and even more injured, says Democrats are the ones who are really insane.
“We are going into a highly consequential election. The Democrats have truly lost their mind,” Cotton said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show Sunday.
What poor timing on his part.
Cotton was referring to Democrat's "socialist" policies, ones like sensible gun legislation. He went on to further attack the Democratic presidential primary contenders:
“This is truly … an election about whether America will be a socialist nation. I don’t think Americans want to be a socialist nation. But it will be incumbent upon all Americans to get out and make their voices heard in this election,” Cotton said.
Guess what, though? Cotton is up for re-election in 2020, along with 6 other prominent Republican Senators: Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Vir) Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) Susan Collins (R-Maine) John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Steve Daines (R-Montana). If Democrats want to take back the Senate they'll need to win these races.
Besides for his insensitive comment on a radio talk show, the Arkansas senator has yet to make an official statement offering his support for the families who lost loved ones Saturday night by the hands of two mass murderers. Republicans just simply refuse to admit that white nationalism is a problem in this country.
Recently Cotton defended President Trump's tweets attacking "The Squad," the four democratic congresswomen of color, which many claim were racist:
"I think what he sees is a lot of extremism from the House Democrats. ... The president is gonna tweet what he's gonna tweet."
The El Paso gunman, based on his online postings, has already alluded to one of his motivations for the mass shooting, claiming among other things that the "Hispanic invasion" had to be stopped. Trump has repeatedly used the invasion word when describing his anti-immigration stance.