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… https://t.co/PwCrqXdQjl— Tom Cotton (@Tom Cotton)1561687945.0
@TomCottonAR Man you are going to be embarrassed when you learn about the "southern strategy" and party lines switching.— BtownGal (@BtownGal)1561690362.0
@TomCottonAR This country was founded on slavery. It has deep seeded roots in racism. Political party has nothing t… https://t.co/jZVMksWO1U— Trinity (@Trinity)1561708508.0
@TomCottonAR You cannot he serious. 😂— jen (@jen)1561726758.0
@TomCottonAR Tom Cotton helpfully reminds us that the Democratic Party has changed and has a diverse field of candi… https://t.co/7s5EekOzWN— Facts Do Matter (@Facts Do Matter)1561729690.0
@TomCottonAR Your last name symbolizes slavery and oppression.— Hesiod Theogeny (@Hesiod Theogeny)1561728230.0
@TomCottonAR And you remind us that the law of averages says if Arkansas produces someone as smart as @BillClinton… https://t.co/0LDGMaK4wz— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1561724831.0
@TomCottonAR That plays well for the "I don't know any US history beyond 1865" crowd.🤦🏾♂️🙄— T'Challa at ya boi!! (@T'Challa at ya boi!!)1561689710.0
@TomCottonAR You. Fucking. Halfwit.— Harley Peyton (@Harley Peyton)1561689862.0
@TomCottonAR You filibustered a black woman’s nomination. Please just shut the fuck up you racist political terror… https://t.co/OrweSkoYKh— jimmy williams (@jimmy williams)1561690518.0
@TomCottonAR You didn’t do well in history classes, did you?— Dr. “Remote Instruction” Butler (@Dr. “Remote Instruction” Butler)1561726517.0
@TomCottonAR You take children from their parents and lock them in camps, you two-faced frass gibbon.— Dr. Alex Wild (@Dr. Alex Wild)1561689647.0
@TomCottonAR All of America right now https://t.co/tzMOJitE6P— Nick_Kat (See Pinned For Latest Threads) (@Nick_Kat (See Pinned For Latest Threads))1561689283.0