July 26, 2022

Sen. Tom Cotton spoke with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday and admitted that he didn't watch the Jan. 6 hearings on the attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. But, of course, that didn't stop the Arkansas Republican from slamming the hearing. That caught Rep. Liz Cheney's attention as she ripped Cotton on Twitter.

Cotton criticized the revealing hearings without bothering to see them.

"I think what you've seen over the last few weeks is why Anglo-American jurisprudence going back centuries has found that adversarial inquiry, cross-examination is the best way to get at the truth," Cotton told Hewitt.

He continued, "There is no one on that committee who takes a view different from Nancy Pelosi, or even a view that's like, we should examine the full context of all of these statements, of all of these recordings, of all of this video."

However, during that same segment, Cotton said, "I did not watch that hearing, and I have not watched any of the hearings, so I've not seen any of them out of the context that I see a snippet here or there on the news."

Still, that didn't stop him.

"They've never released the full transcripts. They've never released the full videos," he said of the interviews conducted behind closed doors. "We have no idea what those witnesses said in the full context of their depositions. And even if we had those, there was no lawyer in the room who was probing in the other direction."

In 2016, Cotton said that the Benghazi report provided further evidence that Hillary Clinton is unqualified to be President due to bad judgment and dishonesty.

I watched every minute of the Benghazi hearings just in case I missed something, and kept an open mind that Clinton was perhaps negligent. Cotton's conclusion isn't about what happened during the hearings.

Hills sat for 11 hours straight without breaking a sweat. Let's see Trump do that. And if we watched the Benghazi hearings, our elected politicians can watch the Jan. 6. hearings with an open mind.

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