It is Politically Motivated and Dishonest to Quote Senator Cotton Verbatim


TPM, Cotton’s Office Denies He Believes Slavery Was A ‘Necessary Evil’ After Backlash Over Remark:

“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country,” Cotton said. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.” …

Backlash ensued upon the publication of Cotton’s interview with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on Sunday, which included the creator of the Times’ 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Cotton’s office denied to TPM in a statement on Sunday that the Arkansas senator believes that slavery was a “necessary evil.”

“As his quote makes clear, that view was held by some founding fathers,” Cotton press secretary James Arnold told TPM. “Reporting to the contrary is politically motivated and dishonest.”

I trust you join me in being shocked, stunned, and deeply saddened by the mendacity of the mainstream press. To what depths of depravity will they not sink? Just how looooow can they goooooo?