Oops! Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) has made another stupid statement.
Cohen told PJ Media that “survival” is the greatest challenge for Jewish and African-American communities in the Trump Administration era.
“As far as tolerance and human rights, civil rights, voting rights they’re all not on the front burner,” he said. “If they are, they’re working against them. And that’s something Jews and African-Americans share is a desire to have human rights span the franchise, be tolerant, diverse and then that’s just not on the agenda with this administration. So it can be a difficult time.”
The congressman was one of several making statements against President Donald Trump during an interview after a recent breakfast for black and Jewish members of Congress.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) said the African-American and Jewish communities should work together to “push back” on President Trump and his agenda. She said the Jewish and African-American communities have a “natural alliance” because of slavery and the Holocaust.
It has been a month filled with a string of stupid statements coming from the far left Democrat from Memphis who began the year by calling for the impeachment of President Trump–for no good reason other than he had the temerity to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election fair and square.
Earlier this month, he was widely criticized for telling anti-Trump FBI lovebird Peter Strzok that “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would” at Congressional hearings.
Then last week, he sent out a controversial tweet that many believed was a call for a military coup against President Trump.
Cohen’s voting conduct has not been any better.
Also last week, he joined Nashville’s Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) and 132 other Democratic members of the House of Representatives in failing to vote in favor of a resolution supporting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency of the Department of Homeland Security, voting “present” instead.