Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) defined on CBS’s Face The Nation why MAGA is a fascist motion.
MAJOR GARRETT: So, former President Trump says that MAGA Republicans try to avoid wasting democracy, they need to be taken severely on this difficulty. So let’s assessment what the previous president mentioned this week earlier. He mentioned the 2020 election must be rerun, or he must be reinstated in workplace, and that if reelected in 2024, he would supply apologies and full pardons to these charged and or convicted for storming the Capitol on January 6, consider that.
REP. RASKIN: Effectively, first, if he’s saying that the election must be rerun, which is one thing he’s been asserting from the start, that’s completely outdoors of the Structure. There isn’t a process for the navy simply to grab the election equipment and run a brand new election, which is without doubt one of the issues that his disgraced former Nationwide Safety Adviser Michael Flynn was pushing and we all know was a part of the January 6 plot. And look, greater than 60 courts rejected each declare of electoral fraud and corruption which Donald Trump superior. He’s had the good thing about greater than 60 courts, together with eight courts, the place he appointed the judges to workplace, take a look at all these claims, and so they have been all rejected. It was rejected within the states and he misplaced the election. Two of the hallmarks of a fascist political celebration are one, they don’t settle for the outcomes of elections that don’t go their approach and two, they embrace political violence. And I feel that’s why President Biden was proper to sound the alarm this week about these persevering with assaults on our constitutional order from the skin by Donald Trump and his motion.
Rep. Raskin is right. Fascists don’t settle for election outcomes and so they use violence to keep up political energy.
President Biden’s speech about fighting for the soul of America did one thing necessary. It acquired the nation speaking about fascism and the fascistic parts of Trump’s MAGA and the Republican Celebration.
Trump’s fundraising and rally slogan isn’t save democracy. It’s save America, however Trump seems to need to “save America” by destroying democracy and making himself the chief of an authoritarian state, and Jamie Raskin referred to as it out.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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