Just hours after footage surfaced of former Attorney General Eric Holder urging his supporters to “kick” GOP voters, a reporter with the Washington Post penned a scathing article suggesting President Trump and Mitch McConnell were behind the recent rise of anti-GOP protests and the harassment of public officials.
In the article, journalist Aaron Blake analyzes Holder’s remarks and his suggestion of physical violence; writing “For the second time this week, a leading Democratic voice is proposing that the party pursue a meaner, more combative approach — with this one going so far as to allude to metaphorical violence.”
Eric Holder: ‘When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.' https://t.co/9TGR8TPjy0
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 10, 2018
“Democrats as a party have struggled with just how much to adopt the kind of tactics employed by President Trump and Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),” deflects the author. “Trump has regularly alluded to and even egged on potential violence at his rallies and encouraged crowds to chant that his political opponents should be ‘locked up.’”
HOLDER 2020? Former Attorney General ‘Thinking About’ Presidential Run
Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he’s actively “thinking about” running for the White House in 2020 but hasn’t made up his mind about the possible race.
The senior Obama aide was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked if he was considering challenging President Trump just two years from now; saying he hasn’t “made a decision yet.”
Is Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder running for president?
"Yeah, I'm thinking about it," he tells @chrislhayes
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 18, 2018
“I’m thinking about it,” Holder said. “But I have not made any decisions on it.”
“I think our democracy is under attack. If you look at the question of gerrymandering, the question of voter suppression,” he added. “A lot of these things are falling by the wayside.”
Watch Holder’s admission above.
LIBERAL RAGE: Eric Holder Urges Supporters to ‘KICK’ GOP Voters
Former Attorney General Eric Holder doubled-down on recent anti-GOP violence across the country this week; urging liberal activists to “kick” GOP voters when “they go low.”
Holder was speaking with supporters at an event Tuesday when he seemingly endorsed the scenes of rage and protests taking place throughout the nation in the aftermath of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“It’s time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, as dedicated as they are, as committed as they are,” said Holder.
“Michelle Obama always said ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No, when they go low, we kick them,” he added as the room burst out in applause.