Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) might just be the coolest guy in the Senate, right now.
“Tom Cotton laid into Harry Reid on Wednesday, calling Reid’s recent remarks on the Senate floor ‘vulgar’ and ‘incoherent’ — before adding that the Democrat’s leadership has been ‘cancerous.’
As a junior ranking senator, Cotton spends lots of his time presiding over the Senate. And, as a result, a lot of time listening to Reid. And on Wednesday, Cotton had enough of it, leaping to the defense of Sen. John McCain after Reid bashed the GOP for rushing through a massive defense bill.
‘I’m forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader. Normally like other Americans I ignore them, I can’t ignore them today,’ Cotton said of Reid’s complaints. ‘When was the last time the minority leader read a bill? It was probably an electricity bill.’”
That was a definite, “Oh, snap!” moment.
Dirty Harry Reid did manage to make it to the floor, wisely choosing to keep his attention focused on the back and forth with the other elderly gentleman in the Senate, John McCain, as they grappled over procedure regarding the defense policy bill.
Whatever defense he offered against Cotton’s verbal beatdown was weak, at best.
“’I think it would distract from what we’re doing here today to go into the statements by the very junior senator from Arkansas,’ Reid said.’”
Smart move, Senator. The last time you took a beating like that, it was from your exercise equipment.