Democrats respond to Rep. Meadows' far-right racism move at Cohen hearing

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Published on March 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:32s

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.

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