Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) was the recipient of a flood of derision Thursday night after he tweeted some twisted history at Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden during the Democratic debate.
According to the deeply conservative Cotton, “Joe Biden & Kamala Harris are helpfully reminding Americans that the Democrats were the party of slavery, secession, & segregation. By contrast, the Republican Party was founded on & has always stood for the natural equality of all men & women.”
Twitter commenters almost did a universal eye-roll and were quick to disabuse the Republican lawmaker about his version of U.S. history, with one commenter sarcastically making the point: “Your last name symbolizes slavery and oppression.”
Then it was on — see below:
Joe Biden & Kamala Harris are helpfully reminding Americans that the Democrats were the party of slavery, secession, & segregation. By contrast, the Republican Party was founded on & has always stood for the natural equality of all men & women.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 28, 2019
Man you are going to be embarrassed when you learn about the “southern strategy” and party lines switching.
— BtownGal (@chefamybtown) June 28, 2019
This country was founded on slavery. It has deep seeded roots in racism. Political party has nothing to do with it. You’re reaching & it’s beyond offensive.
Truth is, you openly support a bigot, misogynist, xenophobic racist.
In supporting Trump, you & the GOP support all of it
— Trinity Resists (@TrinityResists) June 28, 2019
You cannot he serious. 😂
— jen (@Tostiemama) June 28, 2019
Tom Cotton helpfully reminds us that the Democratic Party has changed and has a diverse field of candidates, while the Republican Party is led by a white supremacist, supported by the KKK, neo-Nazis and white nationalists.
— “CRAZY” Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) June 28, 2019
Your last name symbolizes slavery and oppression.
— Hesiod Theogeny (@Hesiod2k11) June 28, 2019
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) June 28, 2019
Republicans: Lol, the Democrats were the party of slavery and secession. We were the good guys 150 years ago, so that means something today for some reason.
Also Republicans: I ❤️ the confederate flag because something something my heritage
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 28, 2019
That plays well for the “I don’t know any US history beyond 1865” crowd.🤦🏾♂️🙄
— T’Challa at ya boi!! (@hustledetector) June 28, 2019
You. Fucking. Halfwit.
— Harley Peyton (@HarleyPeyton) June 28, 2019
— jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) June 28, 2019
You didn’t do well in history classes, did you?
— J Michael Butler (@dr_mbutler) June 28, 2019
You take children from their parents and lock them in camps, you two-faced frass gibbon.
— Alex Wild (@Myrmecos) June 28, 2019
All of America right now pic.twitter.com/tzMOJitE6P
— Nick Katsikas (@NicholasKatsik2) June 28, 2019
Republicans have a fight on their hands: ‘Trump is losing and the Senate is leaning towards Democrats’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breathed a sigh of relief after controversial former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach lost his state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
The McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund had invested $2.1 million to boost Rep. Roger Marshall, who won the primary and will face off against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, but the majority leader's intervention shows the challenge he faces in holding onto his own job, reported NPR.
Biden, Trump scramble to replan nomination speeches
The US election plunged deeper into unprecedented territory Wednesday when challenger Joe Biden announced he would accept his nomination virtually and President Donald Trump suggested breaking tradition by holding his own ceremony at the White House.
Citing coronavirus health risks, the Biden campaign said he would make his speech -- the high point of a candidate's race -- from his Delaware home where he has spent most of the last months.
He had planned to attend the August 17-20 Democratic convention in Milwaukee, which was already heavily scaled-down from the massive event typical before US elections.
Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.
Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.
"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"
Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."
Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.