Van Jones: Cotton ‘Trying to Scare People’ Away from Criminal Justice Reform

On Monday’s CNN Newsroom, network commentator Van Jones claimed that Sen. Tom Cotton is “trying to scare people” away from criminal justice reform.

“What this bill does is, it puts in the classes and the incentives for people to work hard, earn their way home a little bit earlier, and when they come home, they’re coming home better and not bitter,” said Jones.

“The reason that Democrats and Republicans are coming together, the reason that Donald Trump and Pelosi are supporting the same bill,” he added, “… is because it’s so commonsensical, and yet you have Tom Cotton on that old, old playbook trying to scare people, but people are not going to pay attention to that.”