Jan 19, 2023: Fox News: Sen. Tom Cotton: We must ban TikTok in America
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., discusses the World Economic Forum and why he believes TikTok should be banned nationwide on 'The Ingraham Angle.'
Jan 17, 2023: Fox News: Indiana Rep. Jim Banks picks up Senate endorsement from Tom Cotton
Tom Cotton says Jim Banks would stand up for the military, law enforcement, and 'cultural sanity' if elected to Senate
July 1, 2021: Military.com: Arkansas Senator Suggests Reviewing All General Nominations for Critical Race Theory
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, on Thursday suggested reviewing all general and flag officer promotions -- from O7 and up -- to assess nominees' opinions on critical race theory.
It is unclear how much ability Cotton would have to follow through on his suggestion. While Cotton sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, he is a member of the minority party and would not have the authority to make changes to the nomination process. However, senators can place holds on promotion nominations, as Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, did en masse last summer.
June 22, 2020: Roll Call: As Tom Cotton courts controversy, he runs unopposed in Arkansas
A New York Times opinion piece by Arkansas senator and presidential-candidate-in-waiting Tom Cotton advocating the use of military force to put down rioters and looters in American cities caused a meltdown on liberal social media and an uproar at the Times. In the end, editorial page editor James Bennet, the brother of former presidential candidate and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, resigned.
Dec 18, 2014: Arkansas News: Cotton names key staff
Sen.-elect Cotton announced Thursday that he has hired: Doug Coutts as chief of staff, Eliza Baker as deputy chief of staff, Lesley Nelms as state director, Jonathan “Jonny” Hiler as legislative director, and Caroline Rabbitt as communications director. All served on his House staff.
Nov 30, 2014: Arkansas Times: Tom Cotton continues to point to Mexico as source of Islamic terrorism
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, not yet in the U.S. Senate, is the darling of national media, with frequent appearances on TV and in print for this thoughts on policy, here on Meet the Press with remarks on how immigration — and protecting the U.S.-Mexican border — is a top priority for him and the rest of the Republican Party.
Nov 4, 2014: National Review: Bill Clinton—Useless in Arkansas
Representative Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) won a convincing victory over Senator Mark Pryor, despite Bill Clinton’s best efforts to efforts to salvage a victory for Democrats in his home state.
Oct 17, 2014: The Hill: Senate Dem stumbles in Arkansas race
The Democratic incumbent has trailed Rep. Tom Cotton (R) in most public polling since midsummer and is now dealing with a pair of recent verbal stumbles.
April 1, 2014: Senate Majority PAC — a political action committee run by the former employees of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Al Gore, John Kerry, and the Clintons — has released a new ad that slams Rep. Tom Cotton.
These are claims that have already been debunked by the fact checkers at The Washington Post — and they’ve now been debunked again.
On “ending Medicare’s guarantee,” fact-checker Glenn Kessler writes this morning:
"As we have noted before, Senate Majority PAC seems stuck in a time warp on this talking point, referring back to an older version of the House Republican plan to transform the health-care system for the elderly by offering beneficiaries help in buying private insurance, known as “premium support.”
The plan, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), was substantially changed in 2012 to include an option for seniors to keep the traditional fee-for-service Medicare plan if they preferred. So the “guarantee” is now there."
In other words, this most recent ad is making claims based on an old version of the Ryan Plan that existed before Tom Cotton was even in Congress — a version of the Ryan Plan that was amended before Cotton ever stepped foot in the halls of the Capitol.