Speaking on CNN Friday Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen apologized for saying disgraced Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a “Purple Heart.”
“I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts, which another network named [after] a four-legged animal has made a big deal about,” Cohen said, refering to Fox News, “I regret using the term “Purple Heart.” I never thought Purple Heart should have been given to agent Strzok.”
Cohen went on to say he respects the military.
Steve Cohen said to Strzok in the contentious Thursday hearing “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one. This has been an attack on you and a way to attack Mr. Mueller and the investigation.”
Purple Heart recipient Marine Staff Sgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones said on Fox News Friday that the comparison was “disgusting” and “disgraceful.”