Over the weekend, the New York Post made an announcement that they would no longer use CNN as a source for their reporting. Apparently, the oldest publication in the nation has decided that what CNN reports is unreliable.
So, on Monday, when Tennessee Democrat, Rep. Steve Cohen, famous for bringing a bucket of fried chicken to a House Judiciary Committee hearing and not much else, appeared on CNN, it was fitting that the man would make statements that were perfectly outrageous.
There was this about the National Guard, the force currently securing the nation’s Capitol as well as state capitols across the nation.
“This morning I was reading about this on my Twitter account I guess, and people were reminding people of Anwar Sadat and Indira Gandhi who were killed by their own people,” Cohen said, referencing political leaders that have been assassinated by those who were tasked with defending them. “You know, I was thinking, the [National] Guard is 90 some odd percent I believe male, only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden. You got to figure that in the Guard which is predominately more conservative, that I see that on my social media and we know it. There’s probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden. The other 75 percent are in the class that would be the large class of folks who might want to do something. And there were military people and police who took oaths to defend the Constitution and to protect and defend who didn’t do it, who were in the insurrection. So, it does concern me, (inaudible)—”
Picking on the people in security forces, accusing them of possibly not doing their jobs because they didn’t vote for the person to be protected?
That’s beyond low.
But it was what Cohen had to say about freshman Republican from Colorado, Rep. Lauren Boebert that was particularly contentious.
“Congressman Yarmuth refreshed my recollection yesterday,” Cohen said on CNN. “We saw congressman Boebert taking a group of people for a tour sometime after the 3rd and before the 6th. I don’t remember the date, [but] we were walking in a tunnel. We saw her and commented who she was, and she had a large group with her,” he remembered.
The allegation, of course, is that the woman who admits she carries a firearm where ever she goes essentially aided the people who invaded the Capitol Building on January 6, thus making her an accessory to the event.
Rep. Boebert was not amused.
“Yesterday, on national television, Congressman Sean Maloney made false and baseless conspiracy claims about me that led to death threats and hundreds of vile phone calls and emails. His comments were extremely offensive, shameful and dangerous. There was not an ounce of truth to anything he claimed about me. His allegations are an embarrassment to the House of Representatives and he should correct his false assertions on the record as soon as possible,” Boebert said in an official press release.
“All of Rep. Maloney’s implications are categorically false. Congresswoman Boebert complies with all applicable firearm laws and regulations. Rep. Boebert did not conspire with criminals that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Congresswoman Boebert never gave a tour of the U.S. Capitol to any outside group or ‘insurrectionists.’ In fact, the only people she ever had in the Capitol with her were her young children, husband, mom, aunt and uncle. Her mother was the only one of those family members in Washington D.C. on the 6th. During the riots, the Congresswoman’s mother was locked in a secure location, not in the U.S. Capitol, with her staff and never left their sight,” the press release goes on to say.
The woman hasn’t been in Congress more than two weeks and already the Democrats have singled her out for uncalled for ridicule and ostracization.
The “gentlemen” on the left side of the aisle might want to retake charm classes.
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