Tom Cotton Blasts Pro-Hamas Protesters: ‘They Deserve Our Contempt’ And ‘Our Mockery’
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., questions Attorney General Merrick during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Justice, in Hart Building on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed the pro-Hamas protesters this week who recently took over college campuses across the U.S., saying that they deserve to be hated and to be mocked.

Cotton made the remarks during a Sunday interview on ABC News’ “This Week” with Jonathan Karl when asked about the recent encampments at dozens of universities.

Cotton slammed President Joe Biden for waiting too long before coming out and condemning what was happening on the campuses.

“It was two weeks after these pro-Hamas fanatics had taken over a lot of campuses, and set up these little Gazas,” he said. “He didn’t specifically speak to what they’re saying and what they’re doing. They’re chanting final solution. They’re telling Jews to go back to where they came from. They’re spray-painting buildings with vile, antisemitic hate.”

“He said, well, we shouldn’t have antisemitism or hate speech in the abstract or Islamophobia,” he continued. “Where are the encampments, Jon, on campuses spreading Islamophobia? Why is Joe Biden so equivocal? Why does he have to draw moral equivalence between thousands of students who are setting up these little Gazas all across America.”

Karl then tried to claim that Cotton was mocking the situation happening inside Gaza, to which Cotton responded that everything that was happening was Hamas’ fault.

“Yet Joe Biden, for seven months, has leaned on Israel, has pressured Benjamin Netanyahu, has told him to stand down when they get attacked by Iran, has said they can’t go into the last holdout where Hamas has its final terrorist battalions,” Cotton continued. “But, no, these students on campuses, they deserved our contempt. They also deserved our mockery. I mean, they’re out there in their N95 masks in open air, with their — with their gluten allergies, demanding that Uber Eats gets delivered to them.”

“They should not have been allowed to fester on campus for two weeks when these liberal administrators and liberal politicians refused to send in the police to clear them out the very first day they set up their tents,” he continued.

Cotton also called out Biden for not deporting foreign agitators who contributed to the situation on college campuses.

“You can protest all you want. If you want to make a fool of yourself and support a terrorist group, you can do that,” he said. “Now, if you’re a foreigner, you can’t. And where’s Joe Biden’s administration demanding that universities turn over the names of any foreign students here on a visa, revoking those visas and deporting them? That’s something that Joe Biden can do today.”

Cotton said that root of the anti-Semitic protesters was ultimately the hatred that the protesters have towards the U.S.


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