Tennessee’s first Jewish congressman Stephen Ira Cohen vowed to introduce an impeachment article against Trump over his comments concerning the Charlottesville attack. The congressman noted that there is no such thing as “good Nazis” as Trump wants us to believe.
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) August 17, 2017
Cohen’s reaction echoes the feelings of a majority of Americans. Recent polls show that most Americans think the president’s initial response to the violence in Charlottesville was not strong enough and that he might be a backer of white nationalism.
Trump Adds Fuel to the Fire
On Thursday, Trump confirmed that he had an affinity for the Confederacy when he defended Confederate monuments in a lengthy Tweet-storm. He even voiced concerns that the monuments honoring the Founding Fathers might be taken down next.
One Democrat seems to have had enough with Trump’s close relationship with white supremacists. Cohen threatened on Twitter that he would be filing articles of impeachment against the president on that very day.
The Representative is disgruntled with the way Trump handled the Charlottesville tragedy and believes he should be removed from office. Cohen noted that instead of denouncing white supremacists and racists in his official statements, Trump blamed both sides for the violence.
There Are No ‘Good Nazis’
What’s more, in an impromptu presser Trump told reporters that there were good and bad people on both sides of the conflict. “There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” the congressman underlined.
Cohen thinks POTUS “failed the presidential test of moral leadership” the moment he refused to condemn Neo-Nazism and the white supremacy. The congressman thinks that a moral president would condemn bigotry and intolerance perpetrated by Neo-Nazis and KKK members, whom Cohen labeled “domestic terrorists.”
On the other hand, with a GOP-controlled House, any article of impeachment will have zero effect.
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