Cotton Rips Democrats for Blocking Sequester Repeal: They ‘Hide to Save Their Own Skin’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) spoke on the Senate floor Monday afternoon to call out Democrats and the lack of action on his amendment to repeal sequester spending cuts on defense and non-defense spending.

“Whenever a Democratic senator says they’re worried about the state of our military – that they’re horrified at the kinds of cuts we’re making, that they can’t sleep at night because of what we’re doing to our troops in the field – don’t believe them,” Cotton said.

Cotton said he is “no fan of frivolous, pork-barrel spending,” and that Congress should work to rein in such spending. He argued, however, the blanket cuts imposed by the sequester are not helping Americans. He said the necessity of a repeal requires lawmakers to forge a bipartisan compromise.