The top general in the military tried to execute a coup against a sitting president.
And the truth came spilling out about the treasonous acts he engaged in.
Now, a Republican Senator has gone over to the dark side and defended him for it.
Tom Cotton, a “Republican” Senator from Arkansas, went on Fox News and defended Mark Milley for trying to execute a military coup against the Trump presidency.
Mediate published an article entitled, “Sen. Tom Cotton Defends Gen. Milley to Fox & Friends: Reports of Usurping Military Control ‘Pretty Farfetched.’”
In the article, it’s reported that Cotton said “I would say some of the allegations seem somewhat farfetched to me” and “we don’t want to jump to conclusions yet.”
Brian Kilmeade, the host of Fox & Friends, was flabbergasted. He pleaded with Cotton, “Senator, he’s gotta speak. This is too big for this!”
Cotton would not budge from his defense of Milley. “I know he will address it and we will ensure that he addresses it, but this is one of those claims, obviously, that seems a little farfetched.”
Many are shocked by the comments that Cotton made – but not those who have followed his career closely.
Cotton has long been a diehard opponent of the United States Constitution, believing that the surveillance state and the U.S. government should not be constrained by it.
In 2017, Cotton filed a bill to make FISA Section 702 (the section of the law that allows the government to spy on Americans indiscriminately) permanent, so that it could never be changed or reformed.
This shows his absolute hatred of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Previously, Cotton had called for independent journalists to be put in jail for reporting on the surveillance state.
Of course, this would be an egregious violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
He also wrote an op-Ed calling for the military to be deployed on the streets of America to combat American citizens.
And Cotton has long been bought and paid for by the Military-Industrial Complex – the same people who just embarrassed America in Afghanistan.
Now, his hatred of the Constitution is showing up once again in his defense of Mark Milley, a General who committed treason against a sitting U.S. President, Donald Trump.
Reading between the lines, the truth is evident – Tom Cotton does not believe in the American system of government that our Founding Fathers created.
This puts him in line with neocons like Liz Cheney, Lindsey Graham, and the late Sen. John McCain.
Their worldview is essentially this: They believe that the Constitution is outdated, and that in order to “keep Americans safe,” we need a more authoritarian system of government.
That’s why they believe in dismantling every part of the Bill of Rights, from free speech, to the right to bear arms, to the right to privacy, to state’s rights.
They believe those pillars of American freedom must be thrown out, in order to “keep America safe” from “terrorism.”
The Republican Party would be wise to follow the lead of Constitution-lovers like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee, not authoritarians like Tom Cotton.