The Republican senator from Arkansas said critical race theory was "anti-American" and inherently racist.
Senator Tom Cotton called sending checks to prisoners a "crazy" liberal plan on Monday after voting for it twice under ex-President Donald Trump.
Days after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination, Colin Kahn became the second of Joe Biden's administration picks to be grilled by senators over his past tweets.
While a majority (60 percent) of voters approve of the increase to $15 per hour, 71 percent support a more modest hike to $11.
A recent economic analysis found that the Republican senators' proposal would provide a wage hike to just 3.2 percent of workers by 2025.
Cotton defended the op-ed he wrote for The New York Times during last summer's Black Lives Matter protests, saying his words "far exceeded" the publication's standards.
"I started working by bussing tables at the Star Family Restaurant for $1/hour & slowly moved up to cook—the big leagues for a kid like me—to earn $6/hour," Thune wrote.
The economic analysts said the Republican plan is about "13 percent less than what the minimum wage was at its high-water mark in 1968."
"Incrementally increasing a pitiful 7.25 wage to $10 over 5 yrs is a cruel joke. Poverty cannot be overcome just by $2.75/hour more," Democratic Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib wrote.
Republican senators want to schedule hearings for the Cuomo administration's alleged withholding of the number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
The White House has denied Republican claims that the rule was withdrawn, saying it was stuck in review on Inauguration Day.
Vice President Kamala Harris explained the idea of equity in a speech two days before the election, saying it overcame the problem of everyone not starting off with the same amount.
The GOP senator for Arkansas has criticized post-inauguration troop levels, but the DHS still warns of a domestic terrorism threat.
"Instead, they should look in the mirror," The Washington Post editorial board wrote in an op-ed.
Colorado Democratic Representative Jason Crow called out the GOP Arkansas senator over the latter's military record, following a published report.
The Republican senator criticized fellow GOP colleagues for providing "false hope" by allowing their supporters to believe the election outcome could be changed.
Cotton warned that Dems may deny future GOP president-elects who don't win the popular vote from taking office if Senate Republicans undermine the process during Wednesday's joint session vote.
The Arkansas Republican explained in a statement why he opposes Congress objecting to certification of the 2020 election results.
Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, two Republicans the Lincoln Project ad targeted, expressed their objections to the results of the Electoral College.
"Should Joe Biden become president, all of the prosecutors investigating Hunter Biden will be fired. There's a clear conflict of interest here– one that demands a special counsel," the Arkansas senator tweeted Thursday.
"In place of these so-called "myths," the liberal newspaper seeks to substitute its own, claiming the history of our nation is an unbroken tale of conflict, oppression and misery," he wrote.
Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, said: "Too many may have lost the civilization or self-confidence needed to celebrate the Pilgrims."
The Republican senator declined to attend the debate, leaving his Libertarian opponent alone on stage.
The Libertarian candidate in Arkansas' Senate race is hopeful that undecided voters can swing the election in his favor, but it's a big ask.
"There is a long and venerable tradition of ill or medically infirm senators being wheeled in to cast critical votes on the Senate floor," the Arkansas Republican said.
"I'm challenging the idea that White parents of kids of color are inherently 'not racist' and the bots completely change what I'm saying..." Kendi tweeted.
"You stated a pretty firm principle about Merrick Garland: 'It's wrong to deny voters a chance to way in,'" host Chris Wallace pointed out to the Republican senator from Arkansas.
The Arkansas Republican said Biden had defended his support for permanently awarding China favored nation status 20 years ago.
"I appreciate the President's confidence in listing me as a potential Supreme Court nominee," they wrote, "but I have no interest in the high court."
Indiana GOP Rep. Jim Banks' bill would block "jobless rioters" from receiving federal unemployment benefits and force those convicted to pay restitution to arresting police officers.