Attendees sipped tea, dipped nachos and a table of international studies majors shared their support for Oprah Winfrey as a hypothetical 2020 presidential candidate — all before the Student Government Association (SGA) introduced Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen to the crowd Monday at the University Center Ballroom C.
Cohen’s lecture was part of SGA’s “Legislative Luncheon” series, and the congressman, a University of Memphis law school alumnus, addressed students just five days after introducing five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Cohen was supported last Wednesday by three co-sponsors and five other Democratic members of Congress.
“I suspect that there are a couple of people in here that like Trump, but I got to tell you the truth,” Cohen said at the event. “He’s one of the worst human beings you could ever imagine … You know the seven deadly sins? Think about Trump — pride, arrogance, greed, gluttony, envy, lust, sloth — he’s got them all.”
Cohen said he first decided to bring forth the articles of impeachment after witnessing Klansmen and Neo-Nazis marching with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia.