Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tom Cotton Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do

By now you know that the atrocious $1.7 trillion “omnibus” bill passed through the Senate with flying colors.

Including the support of 18 Republicans.

Who were they?

  • Roy Blunt, Missouri
  • John Boozman, Arkansas
  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
  • Susan Collins, Maine
  • John Cornyn, Texas
  • Tom Cotton, Arkansas
  • Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
  • Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma
  • Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
  • Jerry Moran, Kansas
  • Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
  • Rob Portman, Ohio
  • Mitt Romney, Utah
  • Mike Rounds, South Dakota
  • Richard Shelby, Alabama
  • John Thune, South Dakota
  • Roger Wicker, Mississippi
  • Todd Young, Indiana

Some of these clowns are leaving the Senate. Shelby is getting an FBI arsenal named after him in the bill, so obviously he was bought off cheap on his way out the door.

The rest of them are Stupid Party Mitch McConnell clones. Or at least almost all of them are.

And then there is Tom Cotton. Who wasn’t supposed to be a member of the We Suck Caucus.

Why, Tom?

Go and check Cotton’s Twitter and you’ll see all kinds of correct sentiments about taxing the mega-endowments of private colleges which are charging $80,000 per year or more in tuition thanks to federal student loans which are now being forgiven by Team Biden, the importance of controlling the border, the new stupidity of the genderless U.S. Marine Corps, the importance of getting rid of TikTok and other things.

But nothing about voting for the awful “Omnibus” bill. Which contains 4,155 pages full of things Tom Cotton does not support.

This should have been enough to swing Cotton against the bill (not to mention all the rest of the 18 Stupid Partygoers)…

Tom Cotton had made noises about running for president either in 2024 or at some future point.

That’s over. Cotton isn’t qualified to represent the Republican Party as a presidential nominee. Not after voting for this economy-killing, inflationary calamity which funds all of the Hard Left’s core priorities and further drags America into a cultural and political sewer.

The real question is whether Tom Cotton should be re-elected in 2026. Our reflex would be to say no, because this bill was just that bad.

Cotton has a good record. Perhaps he can be salvaged. But he should never be trusted again. He’s exposed himself as a fraud. When even Bill Cassidy votes against the omnibus and he votes for it, it’s a terrible look.

And while Cotton was awfully verbose before the omnibus vote, his Twitter has gone mute. That isn’t acceptable. He owes his supporters and constituents an explanation.

It’s the least he can do now that he’s joined the Surrender Caucus.