Democrats respond to Rep. Meadows' far-right racism move at Cohen hearing
When Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen testified in front of Congress on February 28, [he called Trump a racist.]( https://www.salon.com/2019/02/27/donald-trumps-split-screen-nightmare-hes-trapped-between-kim-jong-un-and-michael-cohen/) Some Republican members of Congress responded, disagreeing wholeheartedly with idea that the president is racist.
Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who said “I’ve talked to the president over 300 times.
I’ve not heard one time a racist comment out of his mouth in private.” Meadows’ Democratic colleague Rep.
Pocan, D-Wis., is fed up with Republicans defending Trump.
During a “Salon Talks” episode with SalonTV’s Dean Obeidallah, “I don’t think a week goes by that the president doesn’t say something racist.” Pocan called out the Republican congressman.
“If Mark Meadows doesn’t hear it, I would say that Mark Meadows has a problem.” Watch the video above to hear why Pocan is certain Trump is a racist and his reaction to Meadows’ rant during Cohen’s testimony.
Watch the [full episode]( https://www.salon.com/tv/e/712734/c/3948) to hear Pocan explain how he’s trying to hold ICE accountable and why House Democrats will have to wait for the Mueller report before impeachment.
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