Citing coronavirus concerns, Sen. Cotton closes D.C. office

Citing coronavirus concerns, Sen. Cotton closes D.C. office
In an effort to protect the health of his staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, the senator announced he would close his Washington D.C. office. (Source: United States Senate)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Hours after President Donald Trump addressed the nation concerning the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced Thursday he would temporarily close his Washington D.C. office.

In an effort to protect the health of his staff and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Cotton said his staff would work from home.

“My first priority is always the safety of our people,” Cotton was quoted as saying. “From the beginning, I have heeded the counsel of Benjamin Franklin: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ I urge every American to do the same.”

His Arkansas offices will remain open.

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