Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) went on a tangent about God-given rights. His speech went a little off the rails.
Cohen started in a speech that lasted about three minutes, “I’d liked to have asked him some questions about God-given rights, and he was saying all our rights are God-given. I just wondered when God decided to give women the right to vote and why God didn’t decide to give women the right to vote back in the, uh, 1700s.”
“The Constitution was drawn up in the 1780s. I can’t believe God would say “no, women shouldn’t have the right to vote,” he continued.
“God doesn’t give you your rights,” he finished.
Steve Cohen is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district. He has served in the House since 2007 and is known for his progressive views on issues such as gun control, civil rights, and social justice. Cohen is also a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
The House Judiciary cmte is having a normal one.
Here's @RepCohen trying to dunk on Justices Thomas and Alito before attempting to lecture us on the Constitution and ultimately declaring that it is the government who gives us our rights. 🤡🤡
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