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Nelson: Will Steve Cohen’s grandstanding keep him off the impeachment prosecution team?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 31, 2019 4:05 AM CT | Published: December 31, 2019 4:05 AM CT
Michael Nelson
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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

The Memphis congressman is the fourth most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, which wrote the two articles that are the basis of the Senate trial. But Cohen’s peers tend to regard him as a grandstander rather than a team player.


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