CASSANDRA BUTTS: Died during punishment by Sen. Tom Cotton so that he could get back at President Obama.
The surly Sand Lizard, Sen. Tom Cotton,
slithered down for some friendly airtime with his mouthpiece — conservative talker Hugh Hewitt — and demonstrated his hypocrisy again.
Chris Hayes summarized on Twitter:
This doesn't begin to recount of all of Cotton's obstruction of Obama administration actions, but denying a wholly qualified diplomatic appointment (who was dying of cancer) because Cassandra Butts was a personal friend of the president
was probably the most odious. He also put a single-handed block on appointments to the federal court of claims, most likely to help some lawyer friends. There he blocked appointments, including a groundbreaking minority appointee,
for two years despite a shortage of manpower on the court.
Good when he did it. Bad when Democrats do it. Meanest man in America.