Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) implied in a tweet on Monday that America needs to have a military coup to remove President Donald Trump after his meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Trump held a summit with Putin on Monday, in which the American president declined to directly chastise the Russian government for allegedly attempting to influence the presidential election, even when asked by a reporter to do so.
Trump said during the conference, “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”
President Trump also blamed the Russia investigation for some of the friction between Russia and the United States.
“I think the probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us apart; it’s kept us separated.” Trump added that the investigation had a “negative impact” between the two countries.
After the press conference, Rep. Cohen implied that the American military needs to intervene to remove Trump and suggested that the Russian government now controls President Donald Trump.
The Democratic congressman asked, “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”
Where are our military folks ? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy! https://t.co/3eF7OLKEdN
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) July 16, 2018
Last week Cohen suggested that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a Purple Heart, an award reserved for armed service members wounded in combat, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Cohen said that Strzok deserved a Purple Heart for surviving attacks from Republicans during the hearing that focused on his potential anti-Trump bias.
Congressman Cohen said, “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one. This has been an attack on you, in a way to attack Mr. Mueller, in the investigation that is to get at Russia collusion involved in our election.”
A day later Rep. Cohen walked back his Purple Heart comments.
“My intent was to speak metaphorically to make a broader point about attacks against the FBI and Special Counsel [Robert] Mueller’s investigation into a Russian attack on our country,” Cohen elaborated.