Tom Cotton

UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Vanita Gupta, nominee for associate attorney general, arrives for her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Lisa Monaco, nominee for deputy attorney general, also testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
on January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC.
UNITED STATES - JULY 1: From left, Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conduct a news conference to voice their opposition to D.C. statehood in Capitol on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Same Racist Rhetoric Used To Oppose D.C. Statehood Keeps The Federal Government Dysfunctional 
The venom behind Cotton’s assertion that, “Washington is a city, with all the characteristics of a city, not a state” is a continuation of anti-urban policies that demonize Black and Brown communities as undeserving of federal dollars.
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 04: Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, are seen during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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