Brian Williams: Cohen’s (D) Chicken Stunt Was ‘Possibly the Most Obvious Sign of Dysfunction’ on Capitol Hill

Washington Free Beacon | 5/3/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

MSNBC host Brian Williams slammed Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.) on Thursday night, saying his chicken stunt was "possibly the most obvious sign of dysfunction" on Capitol Hill earlier in the morning.

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Williams began the segment by showing a clip of an earlier interview where Cohen said, "the message is William Barr is a chicken" while holding up a rubber chicken. Attorney General William Barr was initially scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning, but he decided Wednesday that he would not attend after a dispute over the format of being questioned by the committee's staff attorneys.

"Yeah we got that part, possibly the most obvious sign of dysfunction on Capitol Hill today as the House Judiciary Committee gathered to confront Bill Barr's empty chair this morning, theatrical device number one," Williams said following the clip. "The scene featured a Democratic congressman from Tennessee with a fake chicken and a bucket of KFC and a hearing room with an empty chair lest anybody miss the point about the chicken."

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He went on to say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) probably wished the committee under the leadership of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) "presented a different face to...
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