Congressman Cohen Speaks in Favor and Votes for Referral of Steve Bannon for Prosecution for Contempt of Congress

October 21, 2021
Press Release
Former Trump adviser has refused to comply with January 6th Select Committee subpoena

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today went to the House floor to speak in favor of a resolution referring former Trump advisor Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for possible criminal prosecution for contempt of Congress. Congressman Cohen then voted for the measure, which passed the House 229 to 202.

In his remarks, Congressman Cohen said Bannon was “part of plotting what was an overthrow of our government” during the January 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection.

“He was pardoned by President Trump for ripping off Trump supporters…The whole thing is a con game and we need to end it before democracy goes out the window,” Congressman Cohen said.

See his entire remarks here.

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