- The Washington Times - Friday, May 9, 2014

Rep. Tom Cotton has a reminder for Democrats who criticize the GOP for Benghazi-related fundraising. The Arkansas Republican recalls that Democrats did the same, and much more.

“What do our colleagues on the other side of the aisle say? They express great outrage at politicizing this matter,” Mr. Cotton said in a two-minute speech to the House on Thursday. He was not done with the Democratic “outrage”, though.

“When I was leading troops in Iraq in 2006 - men and women shot at and blown up by al Qaeda - where was the outage as they fundraised endlessly off of the Iraq War? Where was the outrage when they viciously attacked our commanders? Where was the outrage when they said that soldiers were war criminals? Where was the outrage when they said the war was lost? Where was the outrage when they said that only high school dropouts join the army? Forgive me if I don’t join my Democratic colleagues in their fake outrage,” the lawmaker noted.

Mr. Cotton, incidentally, was in his final year at Harvard Law School during the 9/11 attacks, prompting him to join the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He served two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.