U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, went on CNN this week and attacked President Donald Trump as “out of control,” without providing evidence to support this assertion.
As reported, Cohen is about to assume a senior position on the House Judiciary Committee once Democrats officially retake that branch of Congress.
Cohen’s statements were so transparently anti-Trump that even CNN host Dana Bash had to ask if he was concerned — as a Democrat in a red state — about overreach.
“I don’t think there will be overreach because I think this man has done more things that need oversight that have been neglected for the last two years,” Cohen said.
Cohen went on to say Trump is “out of control” and there “are numerous areas” where Trump needs oversight. Cohen, however, failed to offer any specifics to back up what he said.
Bash then asked Cohen how he plans to proceed once Robert Mueller releases his report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Cohen immediately drew a comparison between the Mueller investigation and Watergate, which brought down President Richard Nixon.
“Like in Watergate it will be a roadmap in areas where we need to proceed,” Cohen said, adding additional hearings on obstruction of justice are “definitely” needed.
“Once we get Mueller’s report I think we’ll have other hearings where we’ll see there have been violations of law and violations of Constitutional authority. Whether they lead to impeachment or not is another issue.”
As Breitbart reported, Cohen also said Republican lawmakers are “complicit with Trump and everything he’s done to violate the Constitution.”
“Oversight is one of the principle roles that Congress is supposed to play and in the 115th Congress, which was an embarrassing Congress, they didn’t engage in oversight,” Cohen told Bash.
“They instead were complicit with Trump and everything he’s done to violate the Constitution, whether it be emoluments, whether it be the potential of obstruction of justice. Anything that he engaged in they are supposed to engage in oversight. Instead they ran interference for him.”