Dem Rep Cohen questions Pelosi’s patriotism as she feels heat for not endorsing impeachment

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Members of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s base aren’t the only ones exasperated by her continued refusal to begin impeachments proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Congressman Steve Cohen, the guy who pulled the Kentucky Fried Chicken stunt earlier this month, is so angry that he suggested Thursday morning that the House speaker is unpatriotic.

“She says that she’s doing this [not impeaching] because of patriotism, not politics. It’s hard to see that,” he said while speaking on “CNN Newsroom” with host Poppy Harlow.

“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,” he added, indicating that he thinks she’s unpatriotic.

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Of course, when questioned whether that’s what he really thinks, he tried to play coy.

“It sounds like you’re saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not being patriotic. Is that right?” Harlow asked.

“Not necessarily,” Cohen coyly replied. “I think you can be patriotic in different ways. 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.”

Harlow then tried again, asking, “You’re saying she’s putting politics above patriotism in this instance?”

“I hate to get into it with Nancy. Nancy and I have got a great relationship and I’m not going to spoil that,” Cohen answered.

Eh, too late, not that this is the first time the two have dueled. According to Politico, during a Democrat Steering and Policy Committee meeting on Monday, Cohen “stood up and demanded Trump’s impeachment.” Pelosi reportedly responded by saying, among other things, “This is not about politics, it’s about what’s best for the American people.”

Continuing the discussion Thursday with Cohen, Harlow tried one last time to procure a real answer, asking, “I get that, but you also need to be straight, right?”

“I’m straight with the American people,” Cohen promptly said, deflecting from the actual question. “Donald Trump needs to be impeached,” he replied. “I think it will be the best thing for the country and the best thing for Democrats both.”

Multiple polls have shown that the majority of Americans disagree. The only ones who support impeachment are virulently far-left radicals.

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Those who aren’t too keen on impeachment were amused by his remarks:

Shortly after he trash-talked Pelosi on CNN, the House speaker held a press conference in which she admitted that she’s “not ready” yet to pursue impeachment.

“Let me be really very clear,” she said. “The president’s behavior, in terms of his obstruction of justice, the things he’s doing, it’s clear. It’s in plain sight. It cannot be denied. Ignoring subpoenas, obstruction of justice. Yes, these could be impeachment offenses.”

She likely said “could be” instead of “are” because she knows full well that her claims of criminality are all allegations — dubious allegations, in fact, that aren’t based on any actual facts.

“I do think that impeachment is a very divisive place to go in our country, and we can get the facts to the American people through our investigation,” she added. “It may take us to a place that is unavoidable in terms of impeachment or not. But we’re not at that place.”

And there it was.

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This statement drew anger and exasperation from the base because Pelosi has been posturing nonstop about impeachment. On Wednesday she’d met with the party’s more radical elements to talk about potential impeachment. Afterward she’d delivered a statement to the media accusing the president of engaging in a “cover-up.”

All signs were pointing to impeachment, but then Thursday she suddenly switched gears.

Some of the backlash can be seen below:

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