Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s past characterization of his military service is drawing scrutiny from critics.
Democratic Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado, a US Army veteran, took note of the debate said that the “truth matters.”
According to the report, Cotton and his campaign described Cotton as having “Volunteered to be an Army Ranger,” a term traditionally reserved for soldiers who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment based out of Fort Benning, Georgia.
The vast majority of service members have neither served in a special operations unit nor attended Ranger School, both of which are physically and mentally grueling tasks.
He deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, and has served in combat units like the 506th Infantry Regiment.