Freshman Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton (R) -- best remembered for undermining President Barack Obama by sending an open letter to Iran during tense nuclear negotiations -- has another grand idea that is sure to inspire and/or strike fear into the hearts and minds of the American people: bring back Dick Cheney.
In an interview with Politico's Burgess Everett, Cotton said that "these are trying times for our nation. It’s important to have a steady hand on the helm during times like this. I think experience really counts in a matter like this."
"I think House leadership experience really matters," he continued. "And as you know the speaker doesn’t have to be a member of the House: So therefore, Vice President Cheney for speaker."
Cheney spent over a decade in the House of Representatives, eventually ascending to the position of minority whip. However, the choice is a strange one for the far-right Cotton, given that Cheney himself endorsed California Representative Kevin McCarthy, who many believe removed himself for the running because of his lack of conservative credentials.