Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), under fire for saying yesterday that FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved the Purple Heart medal, issued a statement clarifying what he really meant.
Like President Trump, we should take him seriously but not literally:
I regret mentioning the Purple Heart medal at yesterday's hearing. My intent was to speak metaphorically&make a broader point re:attacks on Mueller's investigation into attacks on our country,but I've heard from vets & their families–wrong choice of words.https://t.co/FsEuSLjIwd
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) July 13, 2018
Cohen’s suggestion that Strzok, who was fired by Mueller and criticized by the IG, deserved a Purple Heart medal was widely slammed for the comment:
— Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) July 13, 2018
Congressman Cohen from my home state of Tennessee wants to give Peter Strzok a Purple Heart.
Just wanted to say that Cohen does not represent my
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) July 14, 2018
. @RepCohen should apologize to every wounded veteran and the families of all fallen heroes. Saying Strzok should get a Purple Heart. Disgusting.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) July 13, 2018
And apparently Rep. Cohen was blocking people on Twitter who demande he apologize right up to the moment he clarified his remarks:
this slimy hick has spent his day blocking anyone who dare ask for an apology. He went on CNN and claimed he didn't mean the purple heart. A true, gutless, phony, hypocrite who is being exposed for years of being a lap-dog fraud! #RESIGNCOHEN
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) July 14, 2018
Phony is right.
Full statement here:
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) July 13, 2018