Cohen did not name Gingrich, but Gingrich said earlier this month that Obama is the "food stamp president" because he has put more people on food stamps than any other president. Cohen said this is a sort of racial code against Obama because Obama is black.
Cohen said he saw "Red Tails" over the weekend, a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black U.S. airmen, and encouraged others to see it.
Cohen is the second House Democrat in as many weeks to accuse Gingrich of racism with his "food stamp" comment about Obama. Last week, Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeDems hijack IRS hearing to ask about Trump’s taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report Why a new 'app' would be essential to public education in the fight against Zika MORE (D-Texas) made the same criticism, but Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) said this was a mischaracterization of Gingrich's comments.