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. Some Republican members of Congress responded, disagreeing wholeheartedly with idea that the president is racist. Specifically, Rep. 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 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.


SalonTV host Dean Obeidallah is also the host of the daily national SiriusXM radio program, "The Dean Obeidallah Show" on the network's progressive political channel. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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