Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) on Monday ended up being the third Democrat to announce he will not attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
” I will not go to the State of the Union as soon as again this year,” Cohen toldThe Hill.“I’ll concern your house Chamber for the State of the Union the next time I can hear from a president who will inform the reality about the State of the Union.”
Cohen, a leading House Judiciary Committee member, presented short articles of impeachment against President Trump in November2017 He has formerly accused the president of operating a “criminal enterprise” to enhance himself and his household.
” They’ve done it at Trump Tower. They’ve done it with the Trump hotels. They have actually done it with the Saudis … This is a criminal enterprise that makes Al Capone and Frank Nitti look like heros,” he informed MSNBC in December 2018.
While Cohen has formerly made major efforts to move impeachment forward, the Tennessee Democrat is now pumping the brakes ib impeachment talk in the hopes that special counsel Robert Mueller reveals evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 governmental election.
” Those individuals, including myself, who think he’s committed impeachable offenses and ought to be impeached comprehend also the practical politics of waiting for the report as evidence to get more of the American public in arrangement,” the lawmaker stated. “Due to the fact that you’ve got to have the American public on your side.”
” I think Mueller’s report will be a smash hit,” he included.
Cohen joins Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and John Lewis (D-GA) in skipping the extremely prepared for speech.
” I have an issue with defiling the Speaker’s chair in your home of Representatives,” Johnson said in an interview with theAtlanta Journal-Constitution“I don’t desire to see it decreased, as is what happens when Donald Trump comes to our flooring and starts discussing groups of individuals, especially Latinos, and disparaging them as a people.”