Senator Tom Cotton Roasted After Defending Slavery As ‘Necessary Evil’

Senator Tom Cotton Roasted After Defending Slavery As ‘Necessary Evil’ July 27, 2020

Racist: Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is in hot water after defending slavery as a “necessary evil” while arguing against a school curriculum based on the New York Times’ “1619 Project” initiative.

Cotton, speaking with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, declared:

The 1619 Project is left-wing propaganda. It’s revisionist history at its worst. It won’t be much money. But even a penny is too much to go to the 1619 Project in our public schools. The New York Times should not be teaching American history to our kids.

We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country.

As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.

Cotton’s claim that slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built” was immediately met with outrage and anger. 

In an attempt at damage control, Cotton has since tried to distance himself from the remark. On Twitter Cotton called reports quoting his claim concerning the necessity of slavery “the definition of fake news.” 

Cotton’s facile attempt at damage control fails. His words are clear. The grammar of the sentence leaves no room for doubt. While it is true that Cotton used his reference to the Founding Fathers to bolster his claim, the fact remains that he is the one claiming that slavery was “the necessary evil upon which the union was built.”

The following is a sample of responses to Cotton’s claim via social media:

Bottom line: Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is being roasted after defending slavery as “the necessary evil upon which the union was built.” 

Senator Tom Cotton Roasted After Defending Slavery As ‘Necessary Evil’ (Image via Screen Grab)
Senator Tom Cotton Roasted After Defending Slavery As ‘Necessary Evil’ (Image via Screen Grab)

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