According to several national published reports Monday, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said on Twitter that President Donald Trump should deploy the United States military to address the civil unrest in major American cities.

According to several nationally published reports Monday, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said on Twitter that President Donald Trump should deploy the military to address the unrest in major American cities over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

“If local law enforcement is overwhelmed and needs backup, let’s see how tough these Antifa terrorists are when they’re facing off with the 101st Airborne Division. We need to have zero tolerance for this destruction,” Cotton wrote on Monday.

Cotton also repeated similar comments during a national television appearance on Fox News.


Cotton, known in Arkansas for his service as both a Congressman and an officer in the U.S. Army, apparently cited the Insurrection Act of 1807, which governs the authority of federal troops during a state of emergency.