Rep. Steve Cohen Mocks Barr’s No-Show By Bringing KFC and Toy Chicken to Hearing

Rep. Steve Cohen Mocks Barr’s No-Show By Bringing KFC and Toy Chicken to Hearing

At least one person enjoyed himself during Thursday morning’s abbreviated and angry House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) brought a rubber chicken and a bucket of KFC to mock the refusal of Attorney General William Barr to appear at the hearing to answer questions about his handling of the Mueller report. In full view of the committee’s Republicans and the empty chair reserved for Barr, Cohen happily munched on what appeared to be a giant fried chicken breast as the toy chicken looked on:

Afterwards, Cohen made a statement to the media, calling Barr a “chicken” for not showing up at the hearing:

Expect much clucking from conservatives over Cohen’s lack of civility.

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.