Democratic Congressman Accuses Peyton And Eli Manning Of Sexually Assaulting Their Wives
Move over Joe Biden, there’s another gaffe-prone democrat in Washington that says even stupider sh*t. Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen recently put both of feet in his mouth at the same time when he suggested NFL superstar brothers Peyton and Eli Manning sexual assault their wives.
The story starts out with sexual assault allegations against Tennessee Titan defensive lineman Sammie Hill. TMZ caught up with Rep. Cohen and asked him what he thought about the allegations. It was weird that the Congressman had no idea who a prominent player on his home state team was, but the answer was about to get way more bizarre:
“I don’t keep up with football, except college football, except Eli Manning or Peyton Manning. And Eli and Peyton don’t do sexual assaults against people other than their wives,” responded Cohen.
What? Did he just say two of the biggest stars in football rape their wives? Equally as messed up was the fact that Cohen didn’t even realize what had just come out of his mouth. He moved on to the next question without so much as battling an eye.
At some point, Cohen’s camp realized that what he said was just terrible and tried to clarify things. Spokesman Ben Garmisa issued a statement reported by Mediate:
Congressman Cohen misspoke, abhors sexual violence of any kind, is a fan of both Manning brothers, and deeply regrets any confusion. His intention was simply to indicate that Eli and Peyton are in committed, monogamous marriages.
Speaking of monogamy, you may remember Steve Cohen as the Congressman that was busted tweeting “I love you” to a 24-year old model during last year’s State of the Union Address. Many called this “creep tweeting” but Cohen explained the woman was his secret daughter, a product of an affair with Frank Sinatra Jr’s ex-wife Cynthia White Sinatra. It turns out, after a paternity test, that this young woman was not actually Cohen’s daughter.
Maybe what Cohen said about the Manning brothers was a gaffe, or perhaps that’s just how this pervert thinks relationships between men and women go. Call it a Freudian slip from a predatory mind.
One thing is for sure, if a Republican Congressman had said this, it would not be treated as a gaffe. The hairy armpitted feminists of MSNBC and The Huffington Post would blow the trumpets of misogyny, accusing the statement of fostering the rape culture and offering it up as proof of the GOP’s war against women. Lucky for Cohen he’s a democrat.