Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., accused the media of trying to silence him for “exposing” the democratic Radical agenda of the party on “Fox & Friends” Monday after The Washington Post was forced to issue another correction past him inmates receiving stimulus checks.
sen. Cotton discussed the correction with co-host Steve Doocy on Monday, telling him this is the media’s trick to try to protect Americans from knowing the truth.
“The reason they keep checking me for facts isn’t because I’m not telling the truth,” Senator Cotton said. “It’s because I’m telling the truth. I’m exposing the crazy ideas of the Democratic Party and their Praetorian Guard, and the media doesn’t want me to speak out about those truths.”
The publication’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, promised the senator with two “Pinocchios” last year for predicting criminals like the Boston Marathon bomber would receive a COVID-19 stimulus check.
Kessler gave the correction via Twitter last week, saying, “It turns out Tom Cotton predicted correctly — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber, did get a stimulus check. So we adjusted the Pinocchio rating for this fact check in 2021.”
sen. Cotton noted that the amendment he proposed that would have halted this movement was voted down along partisan lines.
“I have proposed an amendment that prohibit checks from going to criminals like the Boston Marathon bomber; the Democrats voted against my amendment,” explained Senator Cotton.
“The Democrats on the Senate floor said they wanted checks to go to inmates, so murderers, rapists, and pedophiles across America got your tax dollars last year — but The Washington Post used a fact check to call this a lie.”
Last week it was confirmed that the Boston Marathon bomber did indeed received incentive funding, which will now be spent on the $101 million he owes the victims.
“If the media wants to keep starting these fights with me, I’m happy to end these fights because the American people deserve the truth,” Sen. cotton.