Congressman Wins Gaffe Of The Year: ‘Eli And Peyton Don’t Do Sexual Assault Against People … Other Than Their Wives.’

TMZ caught up with Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen, who possibly made the gaffe of the year (yes, more than even Biden). Cohen was asked by TMZ about the accusations that Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Sammie Hill had committed sexual assault. Cohen responded, “I don’t keep up with football, except college football, except Eli Manning or Peyton Manning. And Eli and Peyton don’t do sexual assaults against people other than their wives.”

Cohen’s spokesman, Ben Garmisa, tried to smooth things over, saying, “Congressman Cohen misspoke, abhors sexual violence of any kind, is a fan of both Manning brothers, and deeply regrets any confusion. His intention was simply to indicate that Eli and Peyton are in committed, monogamous marriages.”

Cohen has a habit of strange utterances; in 2013 he tweeted at a supermodel and later claimed she was his daughter, which turned out to be false. This year he asked the acting head of the Secret Service about building a moat in front of the White House.


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