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.