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Tom Cotton For Defense Secretary?
Town Hall ^ | 11/16/16 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST by Nachum

Army veteran and Republican Senator Tom Cotton was reportedly seen at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday, fueling speculation he is being considered as the next Secretary of Defense.

Cotton has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy and national security positions.

Senator Jeff Sessions and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, who lost her re-election bid last week, are also reportedly being considered for the position.

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1 posted on 11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Pretty young.


2 posted on 11/16/2016 1:21:59 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: Nachum

If Cotton were to be nominated as defense secretary then I could see two or more Democrat senators putting a hold on his nomination and making sure it never saw the light of day. Cassandra Butts in reverse.


3 posted on 11/16/2016 1:23:35 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Nachum

NOOO!!!

I prefer Duncan Hunter.


4 posted on 11/16/2016 1:24:37 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Paladin2

Should I have not sent in my resume? I owned a vending machine route once. :)


5 posted on 11/16/2016 1:25:29 PM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Nachum

I forgive Tom his big #NeverTrump summer adventure. This was a very unusual election year. Tom Cotton has impressed me before with his poise and clarity of expression. Maybe he will be ready for that job. I had thought that General Flynn was scheduled to receive it though.


6 posted on 11/16/2016 1:25:33 PM PST by lee martell
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To: dp0622

Try defending those from break ins!


7 posted on 11/16/2016 1:26:01 PM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: dp0622

Cotton does have a decent resume but could use some seasoning at a higher level of administration before being SecDef or POTUS.


8 posted on 11/16/2016 1:28:55 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: Paladin2

I dont know enough about the gentleman. I will trust you.


9 posted on 11/16/2016 1:29:51 PM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Nachum

Ollie North for SecDef.


10 posted on 11/16/2016 1:29:55 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Own a rifle. Be an American.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Or Ralph Peters would be good too.


11 posted on 11/16/2016 1:31:46 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Own a rifle. Be an American.)
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To: Nachum

Cotton is too valuable in the Senate. He is the only one who voted against the Corker bill disaster.
Ayotte is too RINO for any consideration of any job.


12 posted on 11/16/2016 1:37:56 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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To: BuffaloJack

Ralph Peters lost much when he came out right before election saying he could never support Trump. I was SOoooo miffed. He’s a local guy. Born and raised right over the mountain from me, and dead on 99% of the time
He screwed the pooch on his Not Trump statement. Sad really.


13 posted on 11/16/2016 1:38:32 PM PST by bantam
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To: Nachum

How long will this collection of idiots talk about Kelly Ayotte? There is NO chance she would be appointed SecDef, none, zero. Probably not Cotton either. Sessions or one of the retired generals.


14 posted on 11/16/2016 1:39:15 PM PST by arrogantsob (Nationalist, Patriot, Trumpman, Hater of the Media)
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To: BuffaloJack

Ralph Peters voted for Hillary


15 posted on 11/16/2016 1:39:53 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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To: lee martell

Cotton was never a Never Trumper. He spoke at the convention, etc. You’re probably thinking of Senator Ass from Nebraska.


16 posted on 11/16/2016 1:39:56 PM PST by lodi90 (President Trump - Has a nice ring to it!)
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To: arrogantsob

I want Duncan Hunter.


17 posted on 11/16/2016 1:40:12 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I want an administrator. This is the most complex job outside the presidency itself.


18 posted on 11/16/2016 1:42:09 PM PST by arrogantsob (Nationalist, Patriot, Trumpman, Hater of the Media)
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To: arrogantsob

Those Senate seats are too hard to win. Get a gummer who’s ready to move on.


19 posted on 11/16/2016 1:46:07 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Nachum

Colonel West?


20 posted on 11/16/2016 1:49:59 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pull the thread on Podesta...don't stop until all are in jail. Drain the swamp.)
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