Elizabeth Warren KOs Donald Trump; now what about Tom Cotton? | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Elizabeth Warren KOs Donald Trump; now what about Tom Cotton?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Elizabeth Warren brutally took down  Donald Trump over his attempt to subvert the rule of law by his racist attack on the judge hearing a Trump U. fraud case. She called him a "thin-skinned, racist bully."

But she also took down the rest of the Republican leadership — not only for not sufficiently repudiating Trump  but also for, in effect, enabling him all these years. Trump isn't the first to demonize federal judges. Even today, senators like Arkansas's Tom Cotton block qualified nominees in one huge obstructionist, petty and mean game. And they regularly demean and encourage disrespect for decisions they don't like.

Trump is attempting to use his pulpit to bully a judge to feather his personal nest. He's done it before. He is subverting law for which he has no respect. And people in the Senate — Warren's mimicry of Mitch O'Connell is priceless — are no better.

Is there a member of the Arkansas press to whom Tom Cotton will still talk who dares to ask him how he can stand silent on Trump's attack on the judge? Is there a member of the press not so anxious to keep Cotton on their Sunday morning programs that they are unafraid  to ask him about blockades of Merrick Garland, court of claims judges and even perfectly decent human beings left waiting more than two years for an ambassadorship — a dream dashed by leukemia and Tom Cotton? And not just ask him once, but press him when, inevitably, he dodges.

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