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Candidate Cotton's latest: An attack on Harry Reid


LOOK WHO'S TALKING: The bitter Tom Cotton.
  • LOOK WHO'S TALKING: The bitter Tom Cotton.
Sen. Tom Cotton, aiming for the first presidential ticket available, continues to grab headlines, today with a Senate speech blasting Democratic leader Harry Reid. Here's Politico's report

After Reid criticized the rush on a defense bill, Cotton responded:

"I'm forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader. Normally like other Americans I ignore them, I can't ignore them today," Cotton said of Reid's complaints. "When was the last time the minority leader read a bill? It was probably an electricity bill."

Then responding to Reid's protestations over the Senate GOP's schedule, which appears headed toward working the least days in session in 60 years, Cotton said there is a silver lining.

"Whatever you think about that, the happy by-product of fewer days in session in the Senate is that this institution will be cursed less with his cancerous leadership," Cotton said.

Cotton knows bitter, that's for sure. And condescending. And mean-spirited. And uncooperative. And lots more. But a sermon on leadership from Cotton is particularly jarring. He's distinguished himself by singular opposition to aid to hurricane victims, bipartisan measures (justice reform) and non-controversial administration and judicial appointments. An unpleasant young man.

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