GOP Protests Cohen’s Palin Comment
House Republicans on Thursday voted against approval of Wednesday’s journal in protest of remarks made by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) comparing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to Jesus Christ and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.
Despite GOP efforts, the journal was approved.
Cohen made the comparisons during one-minute floor speeches on Wednesday.
If you want change, you want the Democratic Party, Cohen said. Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.
Republicans opposed the procedural vote because Cohen’s comments were “in bad taste,” said a GOP leadership aide. “Republicans don’t approve of slandering people on the House floor.”