‘Where are our military folks?’: Did this Democrat congressman just call for a coup against Trump?

· July 16, 2018  
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Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee
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Remember the Democratic House member who told Peter Strzok “you deserve” a Purple Heart for being asked tough questions by Republican members of Congress?

He has some thoughts on President Donald Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and they are not rational thoughts.

The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti spotted this tweet and pointed out that Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., seems to be asking for a military coup against President Trump.

A glance at Cohen’s timeline shows he definitely believes Trump is “literally” owned by the Russians and that the president is a “traitor.”

The Tennessee congressman also retweeted former Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan, who today said Trump’s performance during the press conference with Vladimir Putin “rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,'” arguing that Trump should be impeached.

This is an example of the most extreme and deranged positions being adopted by the Left following Trump’s meeting with Putin. Accusations that Trump committed “treason” or that he’s adopted policies that side with Russian interests over American interests are unfounded and irrational.

Leaping to these extremes is a serious case of crying wolf. The Democrats are vastly overreacting to how Trump handled the meeting, and as a result, the American people are going to tune out legitimate and rational criticisms of the president.


Prompted to clarify his tweet, Cohen said that he was, in fact, not calling for a military coup against Trump.

Anybody buying that?

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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