Sen. Cotton Proposes Prison for Statue Defacement

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., slamming President Joe Biden, has introduced a bill that would impose mandatory minimum prison sentences for those convicted of defacing statues on federal land.

“Any protester who defaces statues of America’s heroes must face the full extent of the law,” Cotton said in a statement. “As Joe Biden seeks to appease the pro-Hamas wing of the Democratic Party, it’s clear his administration won’t do anything to punish the protesters who defaced the area around the White House recently. The Senate should take up my legislation to punish these pro-Hamas lunatics.”

The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., came as a result of protesters painting pro-Hamas and antisemitic slogans on statues in Lafayette Square Park, near the White House.

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