Blaze Media: Tom Cotton puts on masterclass to shut down CBS anchor connecting Paul Pelosi attack to political rhetoric

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) decisively shut down a CBS News anchor on Tuesday for trying to connect Republican rhetoric to the attack on Paul Pelosi.

What happened?

Speaking on “CBS Mornings,” anchor Tony Dokoupil asked Cotton about the attack. At first, Cotton described it as “just one more example of what we should always do with violent criminals, which is throw the book at them.”

“We should do the same thing to the person who tried to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh. The same thing to all the agitators who are protesting in violation of federal law outside of justices’ [homes],” he added. “We need to crack down and get tough on crime in this country.”