In a secret recording obtained by the Huffington Post, Democratic Rep Steve Cohen from Tennessee jokes that he wishes Marsha Blackburn would jump off a bridge, insinuating he wishes her dead.
And he made this joke at a church prayer breakfast for her Democrat opponent:
BREAKING: Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen says in secret recording that he hopes congresswoman Marsha Blackburn killed herself – HuffPo pic.twitter.com/aWm0T3rMiT
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) August 10, 2018
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is coming under fire for remarks he made last month in which he wished President Donald Trump would encourage U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn to jump off a bridge.
Cohen’s remarks, which were first reported by Huffington Post on Thursday night, came at a community prayer breakfast on July 28 hosted by former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign at the Broadway Baptist Church in Memphis.
“The big orange president, that’s not somebody from Knoxville,” Cohen said, talking about how the race is expected to be tight. “He’s going to come down here and endorse Marsha Blackburn. ‘Cause Marsha Blackburn, if he says, ‘jump off the Harahan Bridge,’ she’ll jump off the Harahan Bridge.”
“I wish he’d say that,” said Cohen, whose comments were met with laughter. “She will do anything he says.”
The Harahan Bridge spans the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis, Arkansas.
Cohen said late Thursday that he was joking and meant Blackburn no harm.
Look I don’t want to make too much out of this like Wired Sources. I recognized it as a joke I heard the audio and I don’t think Cohen really and truly wants her dead.
That said, this is the same guy who said he thought Peter Strzok should get the purple heart and then denied that he really meant that. So…
It also goes to show you what Democrats like Cohen think is humorous at a church prayer breakfast.