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Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Democratic Rep Steve Cohen calls Tea Party leaders ‘gorillas’ and ‘domestic enemies’ of the state

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said Saturday that the Tea Party lawmakers who advocated for a government shutdown were the “domestic enemies” that he swore to oppose when he took the oath of office, as reported by Newsbusters.

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On Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC show Saturday morning, Cohen called Tea Party congressmen: “domestic enemies” that he took an oath to defend the country against.

“I obviously do not have an opportunity to go within the conference, the Republican, we call it a caucus, they call it a conference. But I know some of the members there, and a lot of those members, they’re rabid, they’re sophomoric, literally, they’re second term in Congress, never worked in politics before, and they think they are somehow like–it’s all talked in military terms. They think they’re some kind of guerillas there to strike a blow for freedom. I think they may try to pull this off again. What John Boehner is going to have to do is decide that he’s not going to be Speaker in 2015 and work with the same crew that gave us the opening-up of government: Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic caucus and give or take 80 reasonable Republicans and pass some bills to avoid another CR problem and shutdown and avoid the debt crisis, protect the country from these people, who really, you got to think, we take an oath to support the country against all enemies foreign and domestic, and these are the domestic enemies.” (Emphasis added, BBJ The Dispatch)

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