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Cohen (D): Putting Politics Above Patriotism Is the Reason Pelosi, Others Won't Impeach


Added 05-23-19 12:20:04pm EST - “To Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), the decision on whether to impeach President Donald Trump is a simple matter of patriotism vs. politics.” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Cohen (D): Putting Politics Above Patriotism Is the Reason Pelosi, Others Won’t Impeach”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

To Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), the decision on whether to impeach President Donald Trump is a simple matter of patriotism vs. politics.

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) doesn't see things that way, and on CNN Thursday Cohen said she "needs to do what is right." Pelosi said Thursday that Trump has engaged in a cover-up—which Trump said is a hoax—but the speaker is holding off on opening impeachment hearings for now.

"She says that she's doing this because of patriotism, not politics. It's hard to see that," Cohen said about Pelosi. "The fact is 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."

"It sounds like you're saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not being patriotic. Is that right?" CNN host Poppy Harlow asked.

"Not necessarily. I think you can be patriotic in different ways," Cohen replied. "But if you're going to say whether going for impeachment is patriotic or not going for impeachment is patriotic, I think going for impeachment is—when you see it laid out before you. And I see that."

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