Sen. Tom Cotton was a guest of radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday and got into a discussion of the January 6 select committee show trial. We all know the committee has its conclusion — Donald Trump is guilty of both encouraging the riots and doing nothing to stop them — and is working backward from there, calling witnesses it knows will tell them what they want to hear. Cotton thought some cross-examination would be nice; as he told Hewitt, “cross-examination is the best way to get to the truth.”
HuffPost’s Jennifer Bendery concluded that the “interview” was so absurd that you had to laugh.
Tom Cotton to Hugh Hewitt on the Jan. 6 Committee:
"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."
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 25, 2022
“LOL what.” A lot of people, like Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko, seemed to suggest there was something racist in Cotton referring to Anglo-American jurisprudence, which our legal system was founded upon.
When a guy whose last name is Cotton starts throwing “Anglo-American” around, it’s past time to start worrying. https://t.co/0zm6qAogkl
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 25, 2022
Tom Cotton doesn't think the J6 committee is "Anglo" enough. https://t.co/hxjAzkGqHs
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) July 25, 2022
Yeah, that’s the takeaway.
Jennifer doesn't know what the words in this quote mean.
She should resign immediately.
In shame. https://t.co/hDbVobSTEb
— Mostly Humble Muscleboy (@RiderMaelstrom) July 26, 2022
Senior reporter doesn't understand basic arguments about our legal system and the importance of cross examination…. https://t.co/jwdNJHkC6E
— Steven O'Shea (@Steven_OShea) July 26, 2022
Do you need this explained to you in smaller words?
— Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) July 26, 2022
My guess is the Jennifer thinks Anglo-American jurisprudence means white racist laws rather than him talking about the legal history of England and America.
— Jon (@faroutmadman) July 26, 2022
Where exactly do you think common law came from?
Hint we were their colony before the Revolutionary War.
Now define the word Anglo in context.
— Justine (@BruinJustine) July 26, 2022
Saying that our legal system is rooted in English Common Law, albeit in an odd way, is racist now? Because that sounds like a lot like a statement of fact to me.
— Derp Fighter (@DerpFighter) July 26, 2022
He's not wrong.
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) July 26, 2022
What's "LOL what"?
Oh… you need this explained to you?
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) July 25, 2022
What's so funny about cross examination?
— Galveston Bullshark (@Gshark05) July 25, 2022
So how is he wrong?
— Jim Bob Levy (@geotexasjew) July 25, 2022
Pretty simple concept. Not sure why you don't get it…
— APurpleGavel (@APurpleGavel) July 26, 2022
Cross examination is the engine of truth.
Ask any lawyer.
The lack of cross-examination is why nobody GAF about the Jan 6 hearings.
— Case of the Wednesdays (@Wednesday1776) July 26, 2022
Tell me you understand the law without telling me you don't understand the law.
— Paul Hogue (@FarmersPaul) July 25, 2022
Too many polysyllabic words for you?
— Eric Christen (@ericdchristen) July 26, 2022
If you weren't a hack you wouldn't purposely be trying to mislead people and include the entire transcript …. But you're a bad human being
— Dino1975 (@Dino11975) July 25, 2022
Here’s a link to the transcript:
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) July 25, 2022
What does this person "report" other than her opinions? https://t.co/J2ETKekEj0
— AskAmyS (@askamys) July 26, 2022
‘Cool story’: Julie Kelly DROPS Liz Cheney for admitting they’re avoiding ANYTHING that could actually debunk the Jan 6 Dem-approved narrativehttps://t.co/v9BIzNmKRI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 25, 2022
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