US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) appeared to call for a Military coup to remove Donald Trump in response to Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, before walking it back.
After former CIA director John Brennan called Trump’s actions “treasonous,” only to be ridiculed by Rand Paul, who pointed out that Brennan voted for the Communist Party USA candidate in 1976, Cohen went one step further.
“Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” tweeted Cohen.
However, after receiving criticism for the tweet, Cohen backed away and insisted that he wasn’t calling for a coup.
Last week, Cohen embarrassed himself by ludicrously claiming that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok should have been awarded a Purple Heart, a medal which is usually only awarded to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or died in battle.
Support for President Trump amongst the U.S. military is higher than his support amongst the general public, so any kind of “coup” looks incredibly unlikely.
MSNBC contributor and top “resistance” activist Scott Dworkin also responded to Trump’s meeting with Putin by calling for Hillary Clinton to be installed as president.
“Trump and Pence should be removed from office and we should either have a new election, or Hillary Clinton should take over. That’s how we beat Putin. There is no other way,” tweeted Dworkin.