Tom Cotton: Media That Criticized Re-Opening Businesses Mum as Anarchists Destroy Cities

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May …
Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is pointing out the media talking heads that criticized governors for re-opening after the coronavirus shutdown are eerily silent as “thousands of anarchists” are tearing up cities around the nation.

Tom Cotton tweeted:

Portions of Democrat-controlled cities across America have been set ablaze as protests turned riotous across the country. Police cars in Los Angeles and New York have been set on fire too, and on Saturday, police cars in Chicago were attacked and damaged in broad daylight.

Business owners have been beaten and store windows were broken and merchandise looted. D.C.’s World War II Monument was vandalized, as well as the Lincoln Memorial.

Yet on the very day that Cotton made his observation — that media “empty suits” are mum concerning the destruction — CNN’s Chris Cuomo said, “Too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets. … And please, show me where it says protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.