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.’”