Cotton contrasted Democrat and left-wing focus on [Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)] with their acceptance of and praise for figures like Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
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Cotton stated, “What the Democrats proposed to do, to reach into the minority and decide who the minority party is going to put on committees is unprecedented, and if they go down that path, then mark my words, Republicans in two years, we’ll go down the same path. Should Ilhan Omar, who’s made multiple antisemitic statements, be sitting on the Foreign Relations Committee? Should Eric Swalwell, cavorting with a Chinese spy be sitting on the Intelligence Committee?”
Cotton added, “This is a very dangerous precedent that the Democratic majority in the House wants to set when they’re on the precipice of losing that majority next year. What Democrats and the liberal media want to do is to leverage a fringe of extremist statements and violence from the right against mainstream conservatives in a way that they would never do on the left.”
Cotton recalled, “Remember, it was a Bernie Sanders supporter who showed up in Alexandria, Virginia, and shot Steve Scalise, almost killed him, and tried to commit mass murder against congressional Republicans, and would have done so if it hadn’t been for the bravery and quick action of Capitol police officers who were there at that ballpark.”
As Mitch McConnell said, when Harry Reid ended the Senate filibuster for federal judge appointments, “‘I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you’ll regret this,’ McConnell, then the minority leader, told them. ‘And you may regret it a lot sooner than you think.’”