Marsha Blackburn Responds to ‘Hurtful’ Violent Remarks Steve Cohen Made About Jumping Off Bridge

Marsha Blackburn

Ed Henry of Fox News interviewed Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn Friday about U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s violent remarks about her.

Henry remarked, “It seems like incivility in politics is growing worse by the day.”

He then played audio of Cohen (D-TN-09) saying he wished President Donald Trump would tell U.S. Rep. Blackburn (R-TN-07) to jump off a bridge in Memphis. The increasingly erratic Memphis Democrat made the statements at a prayer breakfast last month that was hosted by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Blackburn’s opponent in the Senate race.

The audio recording revealed that Cohen said, “The big orange president…he’s going to come down here and he’s 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.”

Henry asked Blackburn for her reaction to the recording and Cohen’s claim he was joking.

Blackburn said, “It’s hurtful to hear that. Steve is someone who was a colleague of mine in the state Senate and then we’ve served in Congress together. I have worked with him on issues like infant mortality issues in Shelby County, and we serve in the same delegation so when you hear something like that, it is hurtful, and of course, we haven’t received an apology.

“He did say he was joking, but I’ve got tell you, Ed, there is an old adage that my grandmother used to say, and it was, ‘Never injure a friend, even in jest,’ because some of the most hurtful things will be said as a joke, or something that is kidding. So I think also the fact that this was said in a church at a prayer breakfast, that’s a little bit, adds to it also.”

Blackburn and Henry are not alone in failing to see the humor of Cohen’s violent remark.

Tennessee Star Political Editor Steve Gill said,“Phil Bredesen is trying to fool Tennessee voters into believing that he’s some bipartisan, moderate who will end the hyper-partisanship in Washington. How can he ‘end it’ when he won’t even condemn or silence the vile, despicable and hateful comments of his friends, donors and endorsers? Birds of a feather flock together, and Phil Bredesen’s partisan posse is showing his true colors.”

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6 Thoughts to “Marsha Blackburn Responds to ‘Hurtful’ Violent Remarks Steve Cohen Made About Jumping Off Bridge”

  1. […] Cohen’s remark, Blackburn told Fox News last week, “It’s hurtful to hear that. Steve is someone who was a colleague of mine in […]

  2. Ron W

    As some Republicans have done re: some of President Trumps ill-advised remarks, one would think that the “bi-partisan, moderate” Phil Bredesen, would disavow Rep. Cohen’s vile insult, as well as that of the Tennessee Democratic Party official just several days ago. This demonstrates that Bredesen will continue to kowtow to the radical, leftist Democrats if elected. John F. Kennedy once said, “sometimes party loyalty asks too much”. I remember and admired JFK. I rehearse many of his quotes now which would, no doubt, get him disavowed by today’s Democrats. Phil Bredesen, you’re certainly not a JFK Democrat.

  3. Ron W

    I keep citing and rehearsing their leftist method of one of their political gurus because, as Steve Cohen does, they use it continuously:

    “Accuse your opponent of what only you are doing, as you are doing it, to create confusion, cloud the issue, and inoculate voters against any evidence of your guilt.” –Saul Alinsky

  4. Randall

    Cohen needs to step in front of a speeding SEIU sponsored truck.

  5. Rick

    Steven Cohen is the textbook definition of: “you can’t fix stupid” !