Rep. Steve Cohen: I ‘regret’ saying Peter Strzok should get a Purple Heart

Rep. Steve Cohen: I ‘regret’ saying Peter Strzok should get a Purple Heart
Steve Cohen (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – The problem with apologizing for outrageously stupid and offensive remarks is those the words offended can’t be sure the apology is sincere, and not just an effort cover up an unforced error. Besides, as you can see by reading it, it’s not much of an apology.]

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) walked back comments he made that FBI Agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart for showing poise and grace during a particularly brutal congressional hearing.

After he gave his two cents about the new set of Mueller indictments – the purpose for which he was brought on to CNN – Cohen quickly explained what he meant by his comments before the network ended his segment.

“I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts which another network that’s is named for a four-legged animal has been making a big deal about,” Cohen said. (Psst! He meant Fox News!)

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“I regret using the term ‘Purple Heart,’” he continued. “I used it metaphorically, not literally. I never literally thought the Purple Heart should be given to Agent Strzok, but I do believe that he was being attacked because the FBI and the Mueller investigation were under attack.”

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