Rep. Steve Cohen -famous for eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken during Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill- questioned Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “patriotism” Thursday for her reluctance to impeach President Trump.
“You still don’t think Nancy Pelosi is making the right choice by listening to the majority of her caucus?” asked a reporter on CNN.
“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 only reason not to act is because of politics. Patriotism says act,” said Rep. Cohen.
.@RepCohen says Pelosi is unpatriotic for not impeaching Trump:
"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 only reason not to act is because of politics. Patriotism says act." pic.twitter.com/QQZbiNTajE
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 23, 2019
President Trump abruptly ended a meeting with top Democrats at the White House Wednesday; saying there can be no bipartisan infrastructure bill while non-stop investigations continue.
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“I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats. Not really thinking they want to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate… I just saw that Nancy Pelosi says she believes the President is engaged in a cover-up. I’m the most transparent President in the history of this country,” said the President from the White House lawn.
President Trump: "I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats, not thinking they really wanted to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate." https://t.co/Q3mRkHBh8r pic.twitter.com/WmoBxnxKrV
— The Hill (@thehill) May 22, 2019
“For some reason, he really couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge that we have. It wasn’t really respectful of the Congress and the White House working together. It makes me wonder why he did that,” said Pelosi following the meeting.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 22, 2019
The stalled talks come weeks after both parties agreed to a tentative infrastructure bill that allocated $2 trillion for the nation’s roads, highways, and rail networks.
LOSING IT? Dems LOSE IT During Barr’s Hearing Boycott, Bizarrely Eat Fried Chicken at 9AM
House Judiciary Chair Jerold Nadler threatened Attorney General William Barr with potential legal proceedings Thursday; presiding over a bizarre, Barr-free hearing where lawmakers ate fried chicken at 9AM.
“Nadler, D-N.Y., spoke at what was slated to be a hearing for Barr to testify on his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Barr, who testified for hours on the same topic a day earlier on the Senate side, did not show up amid a disagreement over the terms for his appearance in the House,” reports Fox News.
“The president of the United States wants desperately to prevent Congress from providing any check whatsoever on even his most reckless decisions,” Nadler said Thursday. “The challenge we face is that if we don’t stand up to him together, today, we risk not being able to stand up to any president in the future.”
Rep. Steve Cohen -a fierce critic of the Trump administration- likened Barr to a “chicken” as he dined on KFC, saying “Chicken Barr should have shown up today and answered questions.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
'NO BIG DEAL': Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Colleague Who Called Trump ‘Motherf***er’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to condemn a fellow Democrat who viciously called President Trump a ‘motherf***er’ just hours after being sworn in; saying “I’m not in the censorship business.”
Pelosi was asked to comment on Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s fiery speech at an event hosted by MoveOn.org Thursday night; telling a crowd of supporters the Democrats are “going to impeach that motherf***er!”
“I probably have a generational reaction to it,” Pelosi said. “But in any event, I’m not in the censorship business. I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language. I don’t … establish any language standards for my colleagues, but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”
“Generationally, that would not be language I would use, but nonetheless, I don’t think we should make a big deal of it,” she added.
Read the full story at Fox News.