Rep. Steve Cohen Wishes Marsha Blackburn Would Jump Off a Bridge

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (6th L) speaks as (L-R) Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Rep. David Ciclline (D-RI) listen during a news conference to denounce a meeting between the Justice Department and FBI officials and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) May 24, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The White House is arranging two separate meetings, one for House Republicans only and one for bipartisan House and Senate leaders known as the Gang of Eight, to review classified information related to the Russia investigation including the informant the FBI had sent to talk to Trump Campaign advisers. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Just last month, Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen called for military intervention to thwart the Trump administration. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, apparently suggesting he’d be A-OK with a military coup to overthrow the U.S. government.

Further confirming that the man has gone off his meds, he’s now calling for the death of individual Republicans. The comment came when speaking at a community prayer breakfast at the Broadway Baptist Church in Memphis. The breakfast was hosted by former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, who is running for Senate against Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

“The big orange president …. He’s going to come down here and he is going to endorse Marsha Blackburn, because Marsha Blackburn, if he [Trump] says, ‘Jump off the Harahan Bridge,’ she’ll jump off the Harahan Bridge,” Cohen said in audio obtained by the Huffington Post. Cohen added, “I wish he’d say that.”

You can hear the pastors in the audience laughing at the comment.

Listen below:

This comes as just the latest comment in a string, calling for violence against President Donald Trump’s associates and supporters. Had a Republican made such a comment like Cohen, we’d see endless media coverage about the Republican “war on women.” I doubt we’ll see the same blowback to Cohen, especially given how others have gotten away with their calls for violence.

Maxine Waters was the first to incite harassment against Trump’s base, which was followed up by Cory Booker doubling down, encouraging people to “get in the faces” of those with whom they disagree.

Cohen, however, was at least smart enough to hedge his insanity. “It was obviously humor,” he asserted. “I wish her no harm. I hope she doesn’t get the Senate. And I wish she wasn’t a lackey for Trump. But I don’t wish her physical harm.”

If he truly is joking, you couldn’t be faulted for assuming otherwise. The man wants a military coup to overthrow the Trump administration, but we’re to believe he doesn’t wish any harm to those he’s overthrowing? That sounds hardly believable to me.