As Democrats approach midterms – and more importantly the 2020 US election, former Attorney General Eric Holder had some advice during a Sunday campaign event in Georgia.
“Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them“
Holder clarified that he’s not advocating actual violence, saying: “When I say we, you know, ‘We kick ‘em,’ I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate. We don’t do anything illegal.”
“But we got to be tough, and we have to fight for the very things that [civil rights leaders] John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Whitney Young – you know, all those folks gave to us.”
Holder isn’t the only leading Democrat calling for aggressive action against conservatives. In a Tuesday interview, Hillary Clinton rejected the idea that Democrats should be “civil” with Republicans in the age of Donald Trump.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” said Clinton.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 9, 2018
Of course, Clinton also said that if Donald Trump failed to accept his inevitable 2016 election defeat that it would “threaten Democracy.”