Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen was forced to apologize, after receiving a slew of backlash for disrespecting every vet and military person in America, when he declared he wanted to give the Purple Heart to disgraced FBI anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok.
The despicable statement came during Strzok’s Thursday evening testimony, where the disgraced agent had to read text messages he sent his mistress, referring to Americans who voted for Trump as “smelly hillbillies.”
From Daily Caller
Speaking on CNN Friday Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen apologized for saying disgraced Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a “Purple Heart.”
“I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts, which another network named [after] a four-legged animal has made a big deal about,” Cohen said, refering to Fox News, “I regret using the term “Purple Heart.” I never thought Purple Heart should have been given to agent Strzok.”
Cohen went on to say he respects the military.
Steve Cohen said to Strzok in the contentious Thursday hearing “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one. This has been an attack on you and a way to attack Mr. Mueller and the investigation.”
Purple Heart recipient Marine Staff Sgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones said on Fox News Friday that the comparison was “disgusting” and “disgraceful.”