“Little maggot-infested man”: Tom Cotton slammed for saying Ketanji Brown Jackson would defend Nazis

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“Tom Cotton is the lowest of the low,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. Angered by the Republican senator’s suggestion that Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is set to be confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, “might have” defended the Nazis during the Nuremberg trials, Harrison called Cotton a “little maggot-infested man.”

“You know the last Judge Jackson left the Supreme Court to go to Nuremberg and prosecute the Nazis,” Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, said on Tuesday, referring to Justice Robert Jackson, who was appointed in the 1940s. “This Judge Jackson may have gone there to defend them.”

Cotton’s outlandish remark was just one of many in a series of disparaging attacks against the liberal appointee during his Senate floor speech on Tuesday. 

In particular, the Arkansas Republican…

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