In an interview with NBC News, Democratic senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas accuses his Republican opponent, 36-year-old congressman Tom Cotton, of feeling entitled to a seat in the Senate because he served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan:
"There's a lot of people in the Senate that didn't serve in the military," Pryor told NBC News. "Obviously in the Senate we have all types of different people, all kinds of different folks that have come from all types of different backgrounds—and I think that's part of that sense of entitlement that he gives off is that, almost like, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But that's not how it works in Arkansas."
What makes the charge of entitlement both tone-deaf and hypocritical is that Pryor, the son of former governor and senator David Pryor, spent only a few years working as a lawyer before beginning a life-long career in politics.