Former Attorney General Eric Holder exploded on President Trump’s supporters Thursday; asking GOP voters ‘When did you think America was great?”
Holder was speaking with MSNBC News when he lashed out at those who want to ‘Make America Great Again,’ blasting America’s history of “discrimination” and “voter suppression.”
“That’s exactly right. And that’s what I hear these things about ‘let’s make America great again’ and I think to myself, ‘exactly when did you think America was great’?” said Holder.
“It certainly wasn’t when people were enslaved. It certainly wasn’t when women didn’t have the right to vote. It certainly wasn’t when the LGBT community was denied the rights to which it was entitled,” he added.
ERIC’S EXCUSE: Holder Downplays ‘KICK’ Comment, Says GOP Stoking ‘Fake Outrage’
Former Attorney General Eric Holder downplayed his recent comments that urged supporters to “kick” Republican voters when they’re down; accusing the GOP of stoking “fake outrage” to distract from the upcoming midterm elections.
Holder posted his excuse on social media days after video of his violent rhetoric went viral on social media; saying “Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in – the end.”
Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in – the end.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 11, 2018
Holder was speaking with left-wing activists this week when he “updated” Michelle Obama’s signature message, “When they go low, we go high.”
“No,” said Holder. “When they go low, we kick them.”
FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Eric Holder Confirms He Won’t Run for the White House in 2020
Former Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Monday that he will not run for the White House in 2020; saying he plans to “fight to elect the right Democratic president” in the coming months.
“There is in the United States today a crisis of leadership — caused and perpetuated by an administration that uses fear to stoke divisions and lies to support broken policies,” Holder writes in the Washington Post.
“The party should never lose sight of our primary objective: making sure a Democratic president is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2021. I will do my part to help make that possible, while leading an effort to ensure fairness in our democracy,” Holder concludes.
Read Eric Holder’s full piece here.