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.

“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.

Yeah, that’s the takeaway.

Here’s a link to the transcript:

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