A Democrat congressman from Tennessee known for his hyperbolic attacks against former President Donald J. Trump does not appear to be slowing down, despite the fact that Trump no longer holds office.
“It was clear to me from jump street that Trump was the worst person in the world and responsible for orchestrating the insurrection,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) said on Twitter. “It was a self-produced alternative show to his electoral defeat and he enjoyed watching it. He’s a narcissistic sociopath!”
It was clear to me from jump street that Trump was the worst person in the world and responsible for orchestrating the insurrection. It was a self-produced alternative show to his electoral defeat and he enjoyed watching it. He’s a narcissistic sociopath! #HoldTrumpAccountable pic.twitter.com/QIRFViMUe8
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) February 13, 2021
Cohen attached a video of Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate, which contains footage from the mostly peaceful protests at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
The Tennessee congressman has a history of making outlandish comments, but has turned up the heat since the November election.
Recently, he suggested in a CNN interview that President Joe Biden could not trust the National Guard to protect him, because many members are white males who likely voted for Trump.
“You know I was thinking, the [National] Guard is 90 some-odd percent, I think, male,” Cohen said. “Only about 20 percent of White males voted for Biden. You’ve gotta figure that in The Guard, which is predominantly more conservative – I see that on my social media – we know it, they’re probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us that voted for Biden.”
“The other 75 percent are in the class that would be, uh, a large class of folks who might want to, uh, do something,” he continued.
Before that, he admitted that he “hated” Trump.
“I hate Donald Trump. He’s caused nearly 400,000 people to die of Coronavirus. He’s ruined my last 10 months. He has threatened my life at the Capitol,” he said.“He has wreaked havoc and destruction on the building that I work in and love. He has destroyed the faith that people should have in the government and shown that he’s been a crook for four years, and I hate him.”
I hate Donald Trump.
He's caused nearly 400,000 to die of coronavirus.
He’s wreaked deadly havoc and destruction in the Capitol I work in and love.
He’s destroyed the faith people should have in our government.
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) January 17, 2021
In January, Cohen accused Trump of attempting to “murder the Congress.”
“This was an assault on the Constitution, an assault on Congress, it was a felonious assault,” he said in a speech on the House floor. “It was [an] attempt to murder Congress and our processes to elect our President of the United States.”
“It is the political equivalent of shooting someone on Fifth Avenue, and getting away with it,” he continued, “and somebody needs to stand up to that.”
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