Newsmax: Sen. Cotton to Newsmax: White House Attempting to ‘Silence Dissent’

Sen. Tom Cotton told Newsmax the Biden administration is still attempting to “silence dissent” through Big Tech even after tabling the Department of Homeland Security’s disinformation board.

During a Wednesday interview on “Rob Schmitt Tonight,” the Arkansas Republican recalled his own experiences in receiving backlash for questioning the accepted narrative on COVID-19’s origins.

“In the earliest days of the pandemic, when I was trying to ring the alarm … I said … ‘This probably didn’t originate in a food market in Wuhan. If anything, it likely originated in the labs of Wuhan where they are researching coronaviruses,'” Cotton explained.

But President Joe Biden and top Democrats claimed that “it was nativist and xenophobic and racist when in reality most people … look at the facts now and say, ‘It almost certainly came from those labs,'” he added.

Cotton, who recently authored “Only the Strong,” further insinuated that Biden could have overstepped his bounds when he reportedly asked Saudi Arabia to wait until after the November midterm elections to cut oil production.