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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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To say that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has had an interesting week would be an understatement.

That’s because for the Democrat from Tennessee, most of his time in Congress has been “interesting.”

His latest brush with the ridiculous came during a House Judiciary hearing on Tuesday when he asked a conservative sheriff and Fox favorite whether he agreed that marijuana was not in fact the "scourge of the black community." Cohen, visibly taken aback by the sheriff’s disagreement, called him out for not giving the “obvious answer.”

That’s just the latest. Below are some of his greatest hits and gaffes since becoming a member of Congress in 2007.

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A Fox News co-host said on Wednesday that a Boy Scouts ban on water guns and limitation on the size of water balloons was proof that boys were being emasculated.

“Outnumbered” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who is married to former MTV "Real World" star and current Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), said the ban would have an effect on future generations of America's spies and soldiers.

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