We’ve heard Washington politicians make harsh statements about President Trump before. His antics over New Years – attacking the free press yet again and threatening to launch nukes – won’t do anything to tamp down the opposition rhetoric.
But Congressman Steve Cohen went even further while making a New Year’s statement on the President to MSNBC, only 45 days after the representative from Tennessee issued Articles of Impeachment against Trump.
“Donald Trump is the most despicable human being to ever reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Cohen said.
Cohen was asked about the following tweet, in which he criticized the POTUS for his lack of a family life:
He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron. You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show. No movies, sports viewing either just Fox! He will start a war! https://t.co/RFuJksiQyk
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) December 31, 2017
Cohen’s claim that Trump will “start a war” is related to the 2018 Midterm elections. With a wave of Democratic victories almost assured, it is thought it some circles that Trump will do what other U.S. Presidents have done in desperate times – ratchet-up international aggression to try to gain sympathy with the public.
In the MSNBC interview, the Congressman sticks by his sentiment and then launched an even more epic rant against Trump.
“I hope I can show what type of person he is. He’s never with his son. One of his ex-wives wrote that he was never with his children until they were adults. This is an unusual human being,” he says on the air before continuing to move for Trump to be impeached.
“A narcissistic sociopath doesn’t change,” Cohen says in the clip. It endangers the country. And war… is something he could get into to improve the rating for the (2018) elections, where (the GOP is) in desperate shape. And (Trump) will do anything to improve ratings.”
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Cohen was joined by Judicial Committee Democrat Luis Gutiérrez along with colleagues Adriano Espaillat of New York and Al Green of Texas when filing for Trump’s impeachment.
The articles allege that Trump has obstructed justice, broken laws related to foreign and domestic emoluments, undermined the judiciary and assaulted the free press.