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.