If ever there were an appropriate time to wish your colleague would die, it’s at a prayer breakfast. Right?
Speaking at the Broadway Baptist Church in Memphis last month, during a prayer breakfast hosted by former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s senatorial campaign, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., joked that he wished Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., would jump off a local bridge. Blackburn is running against Bredesen for retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker’s seat. HuffPost obtained audio of Cohen’s remarks this week.
“The big orange president. …. He’s going to come down here and he is going to endorse Marsha Blackburn, because Marsha Blackburn, if he says, ‘Jump off the Harahan Bridge,’ she’ll jump off the Harahan Bridge. I wish he’d say that,” Cohen bellowed. The audience, made up mostly of Bredesen’s Democratic supporters, laughed right along.
That’s one way to celebrate a prayer breakfast.
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