Tom Cotton Faces Boos For Defending Trump's Refusal To Release Taxes

Andrew Harnik

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) faced boos at a town hall on Monday after he defended President Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to release his tax returns.

“Have him release those returns so we can see what kind of connections he has with different countries around the world and what tax proposals would personally benefit him and his family,” an audience member asked Cotton.

“As far as I’m aware, the President says he’s still under audit,” Cotton replied. The audience interrupted him with jeering.

One attendee called Cotton and Rep. French Hill (R-AR) “two kindergarten kids.”

“Lock him up! Lock him up!” the crowd chanted at one point, interrupting Cotton.

Another attendee shouted: “Do your job!”

And one audience member pushed Cotton and Hill to reverse their support for a congressional resolution allowing internet service providers to sell information about their customers’ browsing habits without permission.

“If you don’t, I think it’s time to repeal and replace you in 2020,” he said, to cheers.

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