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