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Cotton among GOP lawmakers who back defendants in Jan. 6 case

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas consistently has staked out a tough-on-crime stance during his time in the Senate, but he and other congressional Republicans have sided with the defendants in a Supreme Court case about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

The justices hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case from Joseph Fischer, who is challenging his charges related to Jan. 6 under a law that allows up to a 20-year prison sentence for people convicted of “corruptly” obstructing, influencing or impeding a proceeding before Congress.

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