U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, has reportedly made yet another remark that some people might take offense to, this time involving the topic of rape.
According to various news outlets, Cohen recently complained that Republicans impeached former Democratic President Bill Clinton “over sex.”
Cohen then accused U.S. Republican President Donald Trump of “raping” the country.
Cohen’s office did not respond Wednesday to The Tennessee Star’s request for comment as to whether Cohen’s latest remark might have gone too far.
Cohen reportedly made these comments during a recent Democrat Steering and Policy Committee meeting where Cohen demanded that Democrats impeach Trump.
This calendar year alone, Cohen has already expressed his delight over the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives no longer requiring people to say “so help me God” under oath.
At the time of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in France earlier this year, Cohen used the occasion to say Trump is “torching the entire structure of government.”
Among other outbursts over the past several months, Cohen has also:
• Said the Founding Fathers created the nation’s Electoral College as a way to hurt black people.
• Pushed for a formal study on slavery reparations.
• Co-sponsored the Green New Deal
• Celebrated people on welfare not having to work for their benefits
• Compared U.S. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn to the mentally-challenged Waterboy character
• Spent $200,000 of taxpayer money on a study to determine whether stress makes kids fat.
This is not Cohen’s first bout of hyperbole.
As reported, Cohen lost his temper at a news conference in Memphis in 2013 when Tennessee Watchdog asked former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius what she would say to people whose health insurance costs doubled or tripled due to Obamacare. Cohen has also said Tea Party supporters are no different than arsonists and compared Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels for opposing Obamacare.
He also said the Ebola virus would mutate into a Biblical-style plague that would devastate Tennessee – unless state Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly complied fully with Obamacare and expanded Medicaid.
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