Don’t Try LA Style Protesting in Rural America, Warns Arkansas Senator

Marie Kanger Born /
Marie Kanger Born /

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is like the majority of Americans and is tired of seeing these protesters who consistently cause problems in major cities as a part of their protests. Seeing the group shutting down the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA, on April 15th, Cotton didn’t hesitate to tell the protesters what he thought of their actions.

Speaking with Fox News’ “America Reports,” Cotton expressed compassion for those looking to reach their children or those who needed emergency response. He also expressed worry for those who would ultimately suffer because of these protesters and the results of their actions. Then, he issued a message of caution—a warning for those who thought their big-city ideals would be effective in rural America.

“If something like this happened in Arkansas on a bridge there, let’s just say I think there would be a lot of very wet criminals that would be tossed overboard, not by law enforcement, but by the people whose road they are blocking. If they glued their hands to the car or the pavement, well … probably pretty painful to have their skin ripped off.”

He paused and then added, “But I think that is the way we would handle it in Arkansas. I would encourage most people, anywhere, if they get stuck behind criminals like this who are trying to block traffic, to take matters into their own hands. There’s only usually a few of them and a lot of people being inconvenienced. It is time to put an end to this nonsense.”

As much as liberals like trying to joke about the infamous warning “try that in a small town,” they don’t realize how little they will tolerate when it comes to allowing others to risk their life, liberty, or freedom. This kind of street stoppage is a great way to get run over, tossed off the bridge, or simply dragged away from the scene so traffic can flow without issue.