Local Congressman Greg Steube – (R) FL-17 – got his five minutes in front of a national audience Wednesday afternoon while questioning former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen… and quickly shot himself in the foot.
Steube asked Cohen whether there was any documented proof that Trump directed his own hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels. Cohen responded, “I don’t believe there’s anybody out there who believes I would pay $130,000 on his behalf.”
Rep. Steube says there’s no proof Trump directed payments to Stormy. Cohen: “I don’t believe there’s anybody out there who believes I would pay $130,000 on his behalf.”
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) February 27, 2019
Here are some of the Tweets that users posted in response:
Rep. Steube just asked Cohen why he doesn't have emails or texts from Trump to prove that Trump directed him to make the hush payments. Cohen reminded him that Trump doesn't do emails or texts.
Cohen: Giuliani himself said Trump reimbursed Cohen for the hush money payments.
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) February 27, 2019
Congrats to Congressman Steube who manages to produce the dumbest line of questioning of the day so far. "Mr. Cohen, you call this CHECK WITH THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE ON IT evidence? I disagree."
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) February 27, 2019
Just when you thought the Republican delegation from Florida couldn't embarrass themselves anymore, here's Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) suggesting that maybe Cohen just decided to dish out $130,000 to Stormy Daniels because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯pic.twitter.com/QeBsZmBC1D
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 27, 2019