20.6 C
Houston
Friday, February 26, 2021

Sen. Tim Cotton: ‘It’s Time to Send Home the Troops’ Stationed in D.C.

Sen. Tim Cotton (R-AR) penned an op-ed for Fox News on Wednesday, which called for the removal of National Guard troops from Washington, DC, following the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Cotton opened the piece by detailing his calls for National Guard troops to be sent into cities last summer as “left-wing mobs rioted in the streets.”

“My position was grounded in federal law, based on many historical precedents, and supported by a majority of Americans,” Cotton wrote. “But this argument outraged many on the left, so much so that the editor of the New York Times opinion page lost his job for publishing it.”

“But when a different mob chanting different slogans threatened our Capitol, many of my critics sang a different tune,” Cotton added. “I’m ruefully gratified that so many of them have rallied to my side. Perhaps they’ll show more gratitude for law enforcement the next time a mob threatens public safety and order, no matter what cause the perpetrators claim to support.”

- Advertisement -

Cotton praised the troops that have been stationed in D.C. for some time now, offering gratitude for those that “deployed on short notice, leaving behind their families and jobs.”

“Despite cold weather and uncomfortable conditions, these soldiers did their duty, in the finest traditions of the Guard,” Cotton said. “Their presence, coupled with tough federal charges against the Capitol rioters, deterred any further violence; the presidential inauguration occurred without incident. With the inauguration complete and threats receding, now it’s time, yes, to send home the troops.”

Cotton, a member of the Intelligence Committee, also stated that he has seen “no specific, credible threat reporting—as distinguished from aspirational, uncoordinated bluster on the internet—that justifies this continued troop presence. Thus, I believe the rest of these soldiers should also go home to their families and civilian jobs.”

“The lesson of the Capitol riot is not that we should quarter a standing army at the Capitol just in case, but rather that our security measures should be calibrated to the actual threats,” Cotton asserted.

Cotton, while highlighting the measures that should have been taken to better control the situation, noted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s involvement, who he claimed “insisted that the small detachment of National Guard soldiers who deployed to assist with traffic control come unarmed” and “pandered to anti-police radicals by sending a letter to the acting Attorney General discouraging additional deployments of federal law enforcement.”

“The last few weeks have shown, to paraphrase Ecclesiastes, that there is a time to send in the troops, and a time to send them home,” Cotton concluded. “Those decisions must reflect actual security needs—not ideological pandering and knee-jerk reactions.”

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @RealKyleMorris and Facebook.



Breitbart

Latest news

California Collapsing | ZeroHedge

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation,California now fulfills Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s nightmare vision in his prophetic masterpiece “The Possessed” as to what...

A man left his baby in an illegally parked car and a Chicago worker towed them away. The dad was charged with child endangerment.

A man is facing charges after he left his 5-month-baby in an illegally parked car that was towed away by a city tow truck...

“It’s Bananas” – 72% Of US Homebuyers Say Pandemic Disrupted Plans

Americans have been fascinated by market trends during the pandemic era, as everything from bitcoin, to baseball cards, is seeing prices rise, and central...

Senate Parliamentarian Rules $15 Minimum Wage Cannot Be Included in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

The Senate parliamentarian ruled Thursday that the $15 per hour minimum wage cannot be included in the Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package. The...

Related news

DHS Officials Warn of Migration Crisis: ‘Prepare for Border Surges Now’

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are warning of an illegal immigration crisis at the United States-Mexico border as President Joe Biden continues unraveling...

Texas Governor Considers Lifting Statewide COVID Restrictions

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters he is considering lifting the statewide coronavirus mask mandate. The governor said he is also considering stopping other...

Biden’s HHS Nominee Does Not Rule Out Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare for Illegal Aliens

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, dodged a question on whether...

Gretchen Whitmer Administration Refuses to Answer Questions About Nursing Home Policy

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) administration refused to answer questions from legislators Thursday about her coronavirus nursing home policy. During a House Oversight Committee meeting,...

Democrat Impeachment Lead Jamie Raskin Violates Coronavirus Restrictions, Appears on House Floor without Mask

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) did not wear a mask Thursday afternoon on the House of Representatives violating the House rules set by Speaker Nancy...

Stocks and Bonds Hammered in Sharp Selloff

Stocks took a beating on Thursday as investors sold off tech shares and Treasurys. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 560 points, a 1.75...

WATCH: Jim Jordan Schools Democrat on Religion and LGBTQ ‘Equality Act’

C-SPAN Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) noted Thursday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination on...

Ukraine Court Orders Access Blocked to 400 Websites for Ties to Russia

A court in Kyiv ordered internet regulators to block over 400 websites in the country, many of them allegedly having ties to the Russian...