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U.S Sen. Tom Cotton said he is not focused on being vice president

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and President Donald Trump on August 2, 2017.
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U.S Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, with former President Donald Trump, during a press conference in 2017.

In an interview with ABC News, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, sidestepped questions about potentially serving as former President Donald Trump's running mate.

Cotton has been seen as a potential vice presidential candidate by the national media. Over the weekend, Cotton said he is involved with efforts to help former President Donald Trump win the 2024 election, but is not focusing on being his vice presidential pick.

“What I’m focused on is helping him [Trump] and Republicans in Congress. When he’s making his decision about the vice president, which he will, and after the election he’ll make his decision about the cabinet,” he said. “Until then, anyone out campaigning for the job or pushing for the job is not helping.”

Earlier this year, Cotton did endorse Trump for president, during the Republican primary for president.

During his interview, Cotton also condemned the pro-Gaza encampments on college campuses and said this is an issue that could decide the 2024 election.

Ronak Patel is a reporter for Little Rock Public Radio.