Steve Cohen Calls for Bill Barr’s Impeachment


Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

In a statement released before the hearing, Cohen claimed the Department of Justice “has clearly been corrupted” under Barr’s leadership. He pointed to the recent removal of Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its criminal case against Michael Flynn as evidence of corruption.

“This important agency, charged with upholding the rule of law, is instead busy trying to protect the President and his close associates from the law. I expect the witness testimonies will unmask a culture of corruption so vast and unaccountable that the American people will be appalled and repelled. This hearing will explore the very essence of checks and balances in our system of government, and I hope everyone will be paying attention,” said Cohen.

During the Wednesday hearing, Cohen said the House should “pursue impeachment of Bill Barr because he is reigning terror on the rule of law.”

He also criticized Barr’s antitrust investigation of 10 mergers in the cannabis industry. Cohen characterized the investigation as “harassment by Bill Barr of an industry he didn’t like.”

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility said in a memo released earlier this month that the Antitrust Division “acted consistent with all applicable laws, regulations, and DOJ guidelines in its review of the proposed cannabis mergers.”

According to Politico, Cohen has sent a letter to his fellow House Democrats urging them to consider impeachment of Attorney General Barr.

“I intend to introduce a resolution laying out many instances of Attorney General Barr’s misconduct and urging the Judiciary Committee to continue its investigations into these instances, evaluate the evidence, and to determine if this constitutes impeachable conduct,” Cohen said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Politico.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) said on Twitter that he would support the motion to impeach Barr, while Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) said Barr “should resign.”

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].







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6 Thoughts to “Steve Cohen Calls for Bill Barr’s Impeachment”

  1. rick

    Memphis – the second highest crime rate in the country. Run by Democratic politicians with Cohen at the Federal level. A big flush is needed in Memphis with the politicians starting with Cohen a big clog the pipes. Cohen a useless democratic tool, I am sure he has benefited personally while in office, while his constituent base struggle along with the same problems they have always had, while the Democratic politicians promise to fix the continuing problems every election and do nothing, wake up Memphis. The swamp protected by the corrupt media and other politicians in the swamp, is more vast than ever imagined by anyone.

  2. Julie

    No one is surprised here. This was the same guy that showed up on Capitol Hill with a bucket of KFC to imply Barr was too chicken to testify when Democrats were wasting all of their time pursuing the Russian hoax.

  3. AWM

    Says the hypocrite! Makes you just really proud that this loser buffoon represents Tennessee.

  4. Kevin

    Wonder what’s the motivation for this latest move? Could it be that Cohen like all of the other Demoncrats know that Barr is closing in on them? Was Cohen on the island with Epstein? Was Cohen on the board of Burisma with Biden’s son? Is it that his “white privilege” is close to being exposed by the BLM crowd, and he needs to prove how “woke” he is? Most likely he’s worried that some PETA person will catch on that it took 100’s of tortoises to make those ridiculous looking glasses.

    One thing is certain, Steve Cohen is watching out for Steve Cohen! What a DISGRACE!

  5. Steve Allen

    As Barr continues to turn up the heat the criminals are getting nervous. Cohen is a disgrace to American freedom and principals.

  6. Aldo gargano

    Steve Cohen is a joke!!!