Tom Cotton usually keeps his head down and gets to work rather than play media politics.
He never grandstands like most Dem senators and some in the GOP. He is well respected on both sides of the aisle which is why when he speaks people in the swamp listen.
And Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s ears are ringing after Cotton exposed him in front of all the world.
As reported by The Hill:
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) ripped into Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Thursday for lying about his military service and then questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s credibility.
“@SenBlumenthal lied for years about serving in Vietnam, which is all you need to know about his courage & honesty,” Cotton, who is not on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted during the questioning. “Maybe he should reconsider before questioning Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility.”
Blumenthal has said he served in Vietnam, when he in fact sought at least five military deferments and eventually landed a spot in the Marine Reserve, where he was essentially guaranteed not to serve in the conflict itself, The New York Times reports.
Blumenthal went after Kavanaugh’s credibility in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Thursday of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assault her in 1982.
The senator asked Kavanaugh if he was familiar with “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” which is a legal principle that dictates jurors can rule a witness to be false in everything if he says one thing that is not true.
“The core of why we’re here is really, credibility,” Blumenthal said Thursday, before drilling into a variety of things Kavanaugh said throughout the hearing Thursday, pressing him on the veracity of the statements.
.@SenBlumenthal lied for years about serving in Vietnam, which is all you need to know about his courage & honesty. Maybe he should reconsider before questioning Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 27, 2018