Rep. Cohen: White Male Natl. Guard Members Are a Threat

Rep. Cohen: White Male Natl. Guard Members Are a Threat

January 20, 2021

On CNN on Monday, Rep. Steve Cohen suggested that white males in the National Guard could be an “insider threat” to commit political violence on Inauguration Day, based on his false claim that most white men did not vote for Joe Biden.

Asked if he was concerned about such a threat, Cohen replied, “I was reading about this on my Twitter account, I guess, and people were reminding people of Anwar Sadat and Indira Gandhi who were killed by their own people. I was thinking, the guard is 90-some-odd percent, I believe, male. Only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden. You have got to figure that the guard, which is predominantly more conservative and I see that on my social media, and we know it, they are probably 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden.

“The other 75 percent are in the class that would be the large class of folks who might want to do something. And there were military people and police who took oath to defend the Constitution and to protect and defend who didn’t do it who were in the insurrection. So it does concern me.”

Asked if he had any evidence of such an insider threat, Cohen answered, “Actually not, Jim. But you draw a circle of people who work for Trump and not for Biden as far as people who would be within the zone of folks who you would be suspect of. The suspect group is large.”

Actually, 38% of white men voted for Biden, not 25%, but Democrats never let facts get in the way of race-baiting and fear-mongering.

Harrison Fields, communications director for Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), nailed it in his Twitter comment about Cohen’s insulting remarks: “Disgusting. These courageous men & women don’t see a red or blue America they see the United States of America. 100% of the @USNationalGuard are currently protecting your dumbass at the U.S. Capitol—pretend for just a second to appreciate their sacrifice. Apologize, @RepCohen,” Fields tweeted.

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