Former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Democrats to kick Republicans.
Holder made the comment at a political event in Georgia. Eventually, he dialed back his remark calling for violent action to confront political adversaries.
The Washington Post reports:
In an undated video that appears to have come from a campaign swing in Georgia on Sunday, former attorney general Eric Holder notes former first lady Michelle Obama’s high-minded 2016 slogan, “When they go low, we go high.” Then he makes clear he disagrees.
“No, no,” Holder says. “When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
The attendees of the event cheered Holder’s remarks.
Several minutes later, Holder clarifies that he’s not advocating anything illicit.
The potential 2020 candidate added: “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about. We are proud as hell to be Democrats. We are willing to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party. We are proud of our history, we are proud of our present and we are proud of the future that we can create for this country.”
“When I say we kick them, I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate, we don’t do anything illegal, but we have to be tough and we have to fight,” he said later.
Holder’s comment mimics former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s call for incivility regarding ways to challenge Republicans.
Holder is supporting Stacey Abrams’ run for governor in Georgia.
SPOTTED: AG @EricHolder with a history-making gubernatorial nominee who understands why fighting for fair redistricting means fighting for the people!
— NDRC (@DemRedistrict) September 14, 2018
Democrats are playing a dangerous game by inciting violence as a political tactic.
Where are the adults in the Democrat party?