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Who Is Tom Cotton's Wife, Anna Peckham​?

When he was elected as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas in 2015, Tom Cotton became the youngest Senator currently serving, then only 37 years old.

Before becoming a Senator, he served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and though he may be “young,” he’s made his conservative viewpoints very clear over the years.

Cotton has shown unwavering support for the president, and he's ready to keep sharing why when he speaks at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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He has also been endorsed by the NRA, voted to repeal the ACA, believes people on food stamps are “addicts,” and voted against equal pay legislation and the Violence Against Women Act.

Recently, he has spoken in defense of slavery against the Black Lives Matter movement that sparked protests and riots after the death of George Floyd.

Who is Tom Cotton’s wife, Anna Peckham Cotton?

Though his views reach to the far right, does his family agree with him? Here's what we know about Anna Peckham.

Tom And Anna Cotton have been married for six years.


A post shared by Tom Cotton (@tomcottonar) on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:13pm PDT

The couple tied the knot in March 2014 in a small ceremony surrounded by friends and family.

Who are Tom Cotton's kids?

Their first son, Gabriel, was born in April 2015, and their second son, Daniel, was born in December 2016.

What religion is Tom and Anna Cotton?

The family is involved in the United Methodist Church, making Cotton one of only 10 Senators to practice this religion.

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Anna Cotton has multiple college degrees.

Peckham graduated from Pepperdine University with her B.A., and went on to receive her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law four years later.

What does Tom Cotton's wife do?

She worked as a press intern for Chuck Hagel, and was also a legal intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York and D.C. She also worked as a Judicial Clerk for James A. Rice, of the Montana Supreme Court, and is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Montana.

Is Tom Cotton gay?


A post shared by Tom Cotton (@tomcottonar) on Aug 9, 2014 at 5:55am PDT

Though Cotton has made horrendous comments about gay people, there is a rumor that has been circulating for some time that he, himself, is homosexual.

According to a classmate of his, “I never have seen Tom with a girl or talk about one. Rumor was he was gay but no proof was ever found.”

And for Arkansas residents, his marriage to Peckham was suspicious.

The couple abruptly announced their marriage, and his office was evasive about the details. “He only got married so people would think he’s not gay. You can tell by the way he walks and talks,” the same classmate alleged.

Cotton advocated to 'send the troops in' in a controversial NYT op-ed.

In an opinion piece, Cotton wrote about how the leftist Antifa movement took over the peaceful protests and turned them into riots. He called the New York City lootings "carnivals for the thrill-seeking rich as well as other criminal elements."

In his piece, he didn't mince words, which drew backlash towards the Senator and The New York Times op-ed editor, James Bennet, who resigned over the controversy.

Cotton wrote, "Some elites have excused this orgy of violence in the spirit of radical chic, calling it an understandable response to the wrongful death of George Floyd. Those excuses are built on a revolting moral equivalence of rioters and looters to peaceful, law-abiding protesters. A majority who seek to protest peacefully shouldn't be confused with bands of miscreants."

He went on to say that the riots had nothing to do with the death of George Floyd, and even his family members were speaking out against the violence. He and many others believed that rioters used Floyd's death as a means of exploitation for their supposed anarchy.

Cotton even called out the people not doing anything to stop the mayhem and destruction, writing, "One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers. But local law enforcement in some cities desperately needs backup, while delusional politicians in other cities refuse to do what’s necessary to uphold the rule of law."

The New York Times eventually responded to the backlash saying, "The basic arguments advanced by Senator Cotton — however objectionable people may find them — represent a newsworthy part of the current debate. The headline — which was written by The Times, not Senator Cotton — was incendiary and should not have been used."

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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces.

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in October 2018 and was updated with the latest information.