Congressman Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas and U.S. Senate candidate, told Neil Cavuto of Fox News Wednesday afternoon that the decision to exchange five Taliban operatives from Guantanamo Bay for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has put the remaining American troops in Afghanistan in "greater danger."
"We have 32,000 troops still in Afghanistan, and the president's decision, irrespective of the nature of Bergdahl's disappearance and his conduct when his whereabouts were unknown, has made the 32,000 Americans that we have in Afghanistan face greater danger," says Cotton, who was serving in the Army in Afghanistan when Bergdahl first went missing in 2009. Watch the full video below:
Cotton pointed out that the Taliban operatives who were released as part of the deal are "high-level commanders."
Cotton faces incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor this November.