FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor responded Wednesday to challenger Tom Cotton's comment, “Mark Pryor think(s) that faith is something that only happens at 11 o’clock on Sunday mornings.”
Pryor called for Cotton to personally apologize.
“I’m disappointed in Congressman Cotton’s deeply personal attack on me,” Pryor said. “He and I may disagree on issues, but for him to question my faith is out of bounds. From a young age I have never shied away from talking about the importance of God in my life, and it’s my Christian faith that gives me comfort and guidance to be a steady voice for Arkansas in the Senate.”
Cotton, the republican candidate for Senate, made the remark in an interview with KNWA's J.R. Davis on Tuesday. Cotton was discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby in Monday's interview.