GOP Senator Calls Democrat A Liar Over ‘Shithole’ Comment He Can’t Remember If He Heard (VIDEO)

The world is abuzz with the news that Donald Trump called Haiti and countries in Africa “shithole countries,” while saying that America needs more immigrants from Norway – you know, a very, very white country. Of course, this fits Trump’s pattern of racist remarks, but that doesn’t stop GOPers from trotting out onto the Sunday shows to once again defend the indefensible. Case in point – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK).

On CBS’s Face The Nation, when the subject came up, Cotton took a decidedly different route to defend Trump’s reprehensible behavior – to call Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who has confirmed Trump’s racist remarks, a liar. Cotton insists he never heard anything about “shithole countries” leave Trump’s mouth, and therefore Durbin must be lying:

“I didn’t hear that word. I certainly didn’t hear what Sen. Durbin has said repeatedly. Sen. Durbin has a history of misrepresenting what happens in White House meetings so, perhaps, we shouldn’t be surprised by that.”

Dickerson pressed Cotton further:

“You didn’t hear the word or it was not said? Because [Sen. Linsey Graham] also told [Sen. Tim Scott], your Republican colleague, that this is what happened. [Sen. Jeff Flake] was in a subsequent meeting where he was told by people in the meeting this happened.”

“You’re saying it did not happen or you just don’t remember?”

Cotton then got amnesia that so many Trumpkins tend to get when things get uncomfortable:

“I didn’t hear it. And I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was. And I know what Dick Durbin has said about the president’s repeated statements is incorrect.”

No, Senator Cotton, you know just what you heard. You just happen to agree with it, but you know it is not politically expedient to say so in the current climate. You’re likely just as racist as Trump is, and you are politically smarter and know how to speak with more finesse. That doesn’t change what you are your ilk are, though: Stone cold racists.

What is really troubling is that this man is willing to go on camera and defend racism, and try to hang a fellow Senator out to dry, by insinuating that he is  a liar, in order to do so. This level of sycophancy is dangerous to its core. The Article I powers that are to be used to check a president like Trump are all but dead now, and we MUST take the House of Representatives back in 2018 if we want any semblance of normalcy to return to this great nation.

Watch the exchange below:

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