Tennessee congressman recorded stating he wished Marsha Blackburn would jump off bridge

Photo: Congressman Steve Cohen

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN09) in Memphis, says he didn't mean it literally when he stated he wished Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn would jump off a bridge.

Video obtained by Huffpost recorded Cohen's statements made during a prayer breakfast hosted by gubernatorial candidate Phil Bredesen.

Speaking to supporters, Cohen referenced Blackburn when speaking about President Donald J. Trump's support of Blackburn.

"“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.”

Huffpost reports Cohen responded to the video, stating he wished her no harm and it was obvious humor but he wished "she wasn't a lackey for Trump."

A group also put in their two cents about the statements. “While Marsha Blackburn was harping over old tweets and bad jokes last week, the Supreme Court was busy suspending the law license of her most ardent and radical supporter, Judson Phillips,” Mark Brown, spokesman for Tennessee Victory 2018, said.


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