Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Condemns Bigotry and Racial Superiority

January 15, 2019
Press Release
Says “we must condemn bigotry” in floor speech


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the well of the House today to speak on behalf of a resolution condemning white nationalism and white supremacy, following controversial comments by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in a New York Times interview. Congressman Cohen voted for the resolution, which passed the House 424 to 1.  Congressman Cohen’s speech can be found here.

In his floor speech, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“It’s important that we come together and condemn this language because, unfortunately, at Charlottesville, Virginia, we had Ku Klux Klan people and neo-Nazis marching and saying ‘Jews will not replace us’ and ‘blood and soil,’ and our President said there were fine people on both sides.

“We must condemn bigotry and racial superiority and hate whenever it raises its ugly head.”