“As soon as the party of law and order endorses a law like the First Step Act, it surrenders the crime debate,” Cotton asserted. “Indeed, instead of running on tough-on-crime platforms, many Republicans championed further leniency towards criminals.”

The Arkansas senator’s support for tougher enforcement of the law is nothing new. Cotton, it should be noted, was also one of the only GOP officials to call upon Trump to use the Insurrection Act to quell the unrest during the summer of 2020.