Dem Rep Steve Cohen Questions Pelosi's Patriotism

Posted: May 23, 2019 5:30 PM
Dem Rep Steve Cohen Questions Pelosi's Patriotism

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

"We have unity in our caucus," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a Thursday press conference on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), whose Kentucky Fried Chicken stunt during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report earlier this month was roasted by just about everyone, did not get Pelosi's memo. Instead of doing his part to make the Democrats at least appear united, Cohen publicly berated the speaker for driving in the slow lane on impeachment. He implored her in a CNN interview to move ahead with the proceedings. If she doesn't, she is simply unpatriotic.

"She needs to do what's right," he said. 

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"When you have a Constitution and you have a rule of law, and it’s being destroyed in a reckless gangster manner, you need to act," he added. "I think the only reason not to act is because of politics. Patriotism says act."

Pelosi held multiple meetings with her fellow Democrats this week on impeachment which, again, did not exactly scream unity.