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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton blasts Pelosi for calling Supreme Court Justices ‘anti-freedom’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Monday for calling the Supreme Court “dangerous.”

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted the U.S. Supreme Court as “dangerous to families, to freedoms in our country.”

“Who would have ever suspected a creature like Donald Trump would become president, waving a list of judges he would appoint … getting the support of the far-right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court?” she asked.

Cotton, who is a Senate Judiciary Committee member made an appearance on Fox and Friends the morning after Pelosi’s statement.

“I think it’s funny that Nancy Pelosi calls this an anti-freedom court. If the justices do rule along the lines of that opinion that was scandalously leaked a couple weeks ago, it would simply be empowering the American people to make choices for themselves about how they’re going to govern themselves as opposed to letting those choices be made by nine unelected lawyers in Washington,” Cotton said, referencing the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion.

Cotton also stated that Pelosi’s comments are in step with Democratic rhetoric. “It’s just in keeping with the Democrats’ practices of trying to destroy institutions if those institutions don’t produce the results they want, even when in reality, it’s simply giving choices back to the American people,” Cotton said.

Cotton also addressed former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann and the charges brought against him for lying to the FBI when he passed along since-debunked claims of collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia in 2016.

“One of the biggest scandals in American history,” Cotton said of the alleged wrongdoing. The Sussmann trial began Monday.

Cotton also announced the release of his book, Only the Strong, this fall. Cotton said the book analyzes “how Democrats have sabotaged American power for the last 100 years and made America weaker in the world.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NBC NEWS

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