Cotton: Democrats Using Coronavirus 'as an Excuse to Fill a Lot of Longstanding Liberal Priorities'

Cotton: Democrats Using Coronavirus 'as an Excuse to Fill a Lot of Longstanding Liberal Priorities'


Monday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) decried tactics used by Democrats to get “liberal priorities” passed into law by using the COVID-19 pandemic as justification.

The Arkansas Republican lawmaker said it was part of an effort from Democrats to bring back earmarks, as demonstrated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) priorities.

“I think we know now why the Democrats decided to make this a partisan bill,” he said. “They didn’t want to cooperate with Republicans even though we worked on a bipartisan basis last year to pass five bills and spent almost $4 trillion to help our country get through this pandemic. It’s because they want to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to fill a lot of longstanding liberal priorities. If you recall, Nancy Pelosi did this last March. She put the brakes on a bill that ultimately passed unanimously, but we had to

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