Sen. [crscore]Tom Cotton[/crscore] blasted Senate Minority Leader [crscore]Harry Reid[/crscore] arguing that he’s “bitter, vulgar” and offers “cancerous leadership.”
Speaking from the Senate floor on Wednesday, Cotton said, “I would never complain about the tasks were given, there is one small burden I bare though. As a junior senator, I preside over the Senate. I usually do in the morning, which means I’m forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the Minority Leader.” (RELATED: Sen. Cotton: White House Says One Thing In Classified Briefings, Another Thing To Public)
“Normally, like other Americans, I ignore them. I can’t ignore them today, however,” Cotton said before blasting away at Reid for “grinding the Senate to a halt” to stall a bill that eventually passed 98-0 and “in committee all the Democrats on the Armed Services Committee voted in favor of it. When was the last time the minority leader read a bill? It was probably an electricity bill.”
“What about the claims it was written in the dark of night? It’s been public for weeks. And this coming from a man who drafted Obamacare in his office and rammed it through this Senate at midnight on Christmas Eve on a straight party-line vote,” Cotton said.
Turning to defend Sen. [crscore]John McCain[/crscore], Cotton said, “To say that the senator from Arizona wrote this in the dead of night, slipped in all kinds of provisions, that people don’t have time to read it, that is an outrageous slander.” (RELATED: What’s Been Going On With Harry Reid The Past Couple Days?)
“And to say that he cares for the troops, how about this troop and his son and his father and his grandfather, four generations of service, to include almost six years of rotting in a prisoner of war camp, say that he’s delaying this because he cares for the troops, a man who never served himself. A man who in April of 2007 came to this very floor before the surge reached its peak and said the war was lost when 100 Americans were being killed in Iraq every month when I was carrying their dead bodies off an airplane at Dover Air Force base. It is an outrage,” Cotton argued. (RELATED: [crscore]Mitch McConnell[/crscore]: Harry Reid Is ‘Rhetorically Challenged’)
Concluding his scathing remarks regarding Reid, Cotton argued, “We’re delaying it for one reason and one reason only, to protect his own sad, sorry, legacy. He now complains in the mornings that the Senate is not in session enough, that our calendar is too short. Well, whatever you think about that, the happy by-product of fewer days in session in the Senate is that this institution will be cursed less with his cancerous leadership.”