Dem Congressman Insists He Didn’t Call for Military Coup Against Trump, But You Be the Judge


Caught with his pants down, or simple misunderstanding?

The “Never Trump” crowd on Capitol Hill has been pushing that boundary for the better part of the past year.

Democratic Party leaders routinely come dangerously close to calling for the upending of our democracy or even the violent overthrow of the Trump government.

That’s what many thought Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) was doing this week when he appeared to call on the US military to intervene following President Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After other liberals opined that Trump had publicly taken the word of Putin over our own American military and intelligence officials, Cohen tweeted: “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”

A lot of folks took that as a veiled call for a military coup.

Cohen became frantic in his efforts to deny that he was looking to overthrow the democratically-elected government of the United States:

Instead, Cohen insisted that what he had actually called for was the US military to respond to Trump…on Twitter. No, we’re not joking.

So, you decide.

What’s more believable? That a rabid “Never Trump” congressional Democrat accidentally made public his desire that the Trump Admin be overthrown? Or that the same Democrat wanted US generals to engage in a public debate on social media?

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