Rep. Cohen: Trump-Ukraine Call ‘an Affront’ to MLK’s Memory

Rep. Cohen: Trump-Ukraine Call ‘an Affront’ to MLK’s Memory

December 13, 2019

Rep. Steve Cohen declared Wednesday that President Trump’s phone call with the Ukraine president was “an affront” to civil rights icons like Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It’s as if our founders could see into 2019 and when they did that saw Donald Trump corrupting our democracy by saying to President Zelensky of Ukraine, ‘I’d like you to do us a favor, though.’ President Trump’s subversive and illegal action in seeking foreign interference are an effrontery to our Constitution and free and fair elections,” Cohen claimed.

“They’re an affront to Viola Liuzzo, a mother of five who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan while she was in Alabama to participate in the Selma to Montgomery march, and they’re an affront to the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who championed the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” he added.

Cohen’s accusation is empty rhetoric and reveals the Democrats’ increasing panic and desperation to bring down Trump before he handily takes the White House again in 2020.

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