Rep. Steve Cohen implies Pelosi is unpatriotic for not pushing to impeach Trump

Written by on May 23, 2019

Rep. Steve Cohen, Tenn., on Thursday said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Democrat, is unpatriotic for not beginning the process to impeach President Trump.

“Well she needs to do what’s right. She says that she’s doing this because of patriotism, not politics,” Cohen told CNN’s Poppy Harlow.

“It’s hard to see that. I mean, patriotism would say jump into hell for a heavenly cause. And the fact is 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. I think the — the only — the only reason not to act is because of politics,” he said.

“Wait, wait, wait. I mean, you’re saying, it sounds like you’re saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not being patriotic. Is that right?” Harlow asked.

Cohen replied, “Not necessarily. I think, you know, you can be patriotic in different ways. But if — if you going to say whether going for impeachment is patriotic or not going for impeachment is patriotic, I think going for impeachment is, when you see it laid out before you. And I see that.”

He said he did not want to “get into it with Nancy” because of their working relationship, but he said Trump needs to impeached because “I think it will be the best thing for the country and the best thing for the Democrats both.”

[Related: Pelosi: Trump stormed out of White House meeting because he wanted impeachment]

In a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said House Democrats are not on the path towards impeachment, despite Trump wanting them to do so.

Source: Washington Examiner – Congress


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