Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen weighed in on the Michael Cohen-President Trump drama during a segment on MSNBC’s “Live,” where he ranted about how much he does not like the president.
A person might think a member of Congress who has numerous resources available to them could articulate a better argument (or any argument) for why he does not like the president, but his analysis sounded more of a rant.
Breitbart News reports Cohen said, “Trump is a con man. Michael Cohen said he is a con man, a liar, and a racist. He is a con man. He is a liar, and he is a racist. He has lied about everything that goes down. He continues to lie. That’s why he’s attacked this Mueller investigation, the Justice Department, the FBI, judges that didn’t rule in his manner and way in the Trump University lawsuit. The man is a walking lie.”
No facts, or evidence supporting the argument…
The Tennessee Democrat continued:
My constituents would want him impeached. I have a largely African American district, and that is probably the demographic group that most sees Trump for what he is—that is a liar who is insensitive to people of need. Overall I think it’s not nearly as strong as it is in my district. We look at polls and public reception. The big thing is look at how Republicans in the Senate are responding. As long as they continue to be acolytes and following lemmings of the cliff, we will not be able to get a conviction and impeachment. We can’t get an impeachment through the Senate. If we don’t do that, it’s an action that has merit because it will bring out a lot of the truth about what this president has done for his personal interest and what he has done to sacrifice our national interest and the rule of law. We will not get a conviction. It might set some people to feel the Trump base will come out stronger politically. It is a tight rope because of the politics of it. The Republicans seem to always talk about the thoughts that Democrats want impeachment, which makes me think they think it will also help them politically. The biggest result in all of this is to get rid of this cancer on the country. Nixon was a cancer on the presidency. Trump is a cancer on the country.
Cohen concluded his rant by saying President Trump was the worst person to ever take up the presidential mantle.
He said, “This is the most corrupt presidency in the history of the United States of America.”
As the Washington Times reported in January, Congressman Steve Cohen previously filed two constitutional amendments which would abolish the Electoral College and would prevent presidents from pardoning themselves.
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat and a Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement that that proposal was inspired by his party’s defeats in two presidential elections in the past generation — Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In those race “the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College. Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President,” Mr. Cohen said in his statement.
The other amendment proposal is also squarely aimed at President Trump — it would bar a president from pardoning himself or numerous close associates.