Securing Tomorrow with Sen. Tom Cotton and David Ignatius
On October 5, The Washington Post hosted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for an interview with columnist David Ignatius. Cotton, an Iraq war veteran and the Senate's youngest member, discussed recent developments with North Korea, ISIS and Russia. He also shared his viewpoint on the relationship between immigration and national security as well as the administration’s handling of various crises around the world.
This event is part of the ongoing Securing Tomorrow series featuring Ignatius in conversation with leaders in national security, intelligence and defense about what’s at stake for the world.
Program Recap
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) responded on Thursday to calls for stricter gun control measures, saying that he would be “willing to entertain” the idea of regulating “bump stocks,” devices that the Las Vegas shooter used to speed up the gunfire of rifles he used in the massacre.
Program Highlights
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says that he would be willing to consider controls on so-called “bump-stock” conversion kits for firearms, as he shares his perspective on gun control in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history this week in Las Vegas.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) discusses why he is urging President Donald Trump not to recertify the Iran nuclear deal.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) explains why he disagrees with U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis’ recommendation that President Trump should recertify the Iran nuclear deal.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) discusses his proposed legislation for changing the U.S. green card system as well as his view on codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) shares his perspective on gun control in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history this week in Las Vegas.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says he has no reason to doubt the conclusions made by the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
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Sponsored Remarks
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Sen. Tom Cotton
Senator, Arkansas
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) represents Arkansas in the U.S. Senate where he serves on the Banking Committee, Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee. Cotton also served nearly five years in the United States Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Interviewed by
David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a Columnist for The Washington Post. He writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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