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Tom Cotton: I ‘strongly support’ going forward with Trump’s wall and forcing cities to turn over immigrants

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday night to discuss the election result that gave the United States President Donald Trump.

Blitzer asked Cotton how he would respond if Trump offered him a spot in his administration. “He’s going to need a lot of allies in the Senate when it comes to the military and building the wall and repealing Obamacare,” Cotton said.

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“Assuming that Donald Trump is going to be President of the United States on January 20th,” Blizter started, “and immediately wants to start building that wall, and immediately is going to demand that Mexico is going to pay for that wall, where do you stand on that?”

Cotton responded, “Donald Trump promised that we’re going to build a wall. We’ve needed one for a long time. We need more than that. We need to enforce immigration laws, we need to eliminate sanctuary cities, where cities have illegal immigrants that they don’t turn over to federal authorities.”

“I strongly support those proposals,” Cotton continued. “We have to move further, I think, and re-evaluate our entire immigration policy because right now when we have so many folks who work with their hands and on their feet and haven’t had a raise in decades in real dollars, we need to rethink whether we should be admitting a million new green card holders a year in this country and a million more visa holders.”

And on the matter of the country accepting Syrian refugees who are fleeing violence, Cotton said, “We have to make sure that anyone who comes into this country is not going be a security risk to americans. Also, I think we need to take stock of whether we should be admitting the 450,000 refugees that President Obama admitted last year.”

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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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