U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) said on the floor of the House this month that former U.S. President Donald Trump had “the most disgusting presidency in the history of this country.”

Cohen said this as he declared he had voted for the Protecting Our Democracy Act. He said the bill, if enacted into law, would prevent presidential abuses of power, and it would also protect elections from foreign interference. The bill would also require Congressional oversight when the president grants self-pardons or pardons family members, administration officials, or paid campaign staffers.

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) sponsored the bill.

Cohen said Trump threatened democracy when he pardoned certain individuals, including Roger Stone and Mike Flynn.

“He [Trump] pardoned people who lied, who grifted, who dealt with the Russians and who were part of the conspiracy to take over the election by communicating with Kilimnik and getting information out there in the social media to beat Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump, the most disgusting Presidency in the history of this country,” Cohen said.

“That is why this bill is so important, to protect our democracy and save us from abuses by a future President who doesn’t have limitations on him.”

The Protecting Our Democracy Act passed the House this month by a vote of 220 to 208. Members of the Senate received the bill a few days later, according to congress.gov

In September, Cohen demanded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer resign so that President Joe Biden could replace him while Democrats still have a majority in the U.S. Senate. Cohen also said it’s time to expand the number of people on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cohen last year said that African-American Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) “might as well be” white and ridiculed the death of former presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cohen also endorsed a video of actor Robert De Niro bragging he wants to punch Trump in the face.

Cohen bashed MyPillow, Inc. CEO Mike Lindell as just some guy who “makes pillows” and kisses Trump’s posterior. This, after Lindell appeared alongside Trump at a press conference and announced his company would manufacture COVID-19 face masks for hospitals across the country.

Cohen also expressed delight over the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives no longer requiring people to say “so help me God” under oath. He also used a rape analogy to describe Trump’s time as president.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Steve Cohen” by Steve Cohen.