Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) bizarrely thinks that Americans don’t want to live near restaurants and within walking distance of where they work. He was wrong.

As we all know, support for Democrats is concentrated in urban areas of the country, which includes major cities. During a Fox News appearance on Friday, Cotton made it sound like Democrats are trying to force Americans to live in the cities so they will be poor and relegated to having to walk to work or use public transportation.

“[Democrats] want to make us all poor,” Cotton claimed. “They want to make you live in downtown areas, and high-rise buildings, and walk to work, or take the subway, or ride an electric scooter, or whatever it is that Pete Buttigieg takes to work.”

Here’s the video via Twitter:

The problem is that Americans who live in high-rise buildings downtown often make a good living because such living spaces are generally expensive. And who doesn’t want to live within walking distance of their place of work so they don’t have to commute? It definitely saves money on gas. Public transportation is also popular because it’s cheap and benefits the environment. Millions of Americans use public transportation to get around in cities every single day.

Interestingly enough, while Cotton is claiming that Democratic cities are full of poor people, his own state of Arkansas has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation.

Cotton’s attempt to present cities as a liberal dystopian nightmare backfired on Twitter. Even Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg fired back.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Cotton’s attacks on Democrats have backfired. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live in rural areas, but trying to demonize cities is just ridiculous, especially since red-state Arkansas is poverty-stricken. In the end, it’s Republicans like Cotton who want people to be poor. And it’s time they were voted out of office permanently.

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