Michelle Obama repudiated his statement on “Today,” affirming that “fear is not a proper motivator.”
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Former Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down on his controversial comments about Republicans.
At a campaign event for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams earlier this week, Holder said when Republicans “go low,” Democrats should “kick them,” The Hill reported.
Holder tweeted his defense, telling Republicans to “stop the fake outrage.”
Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in – the end.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 11, 2018
The phrase was a rebuttal of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s idea about political discourse.
“Michelle always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about,” he said, The Hill reported. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party.”
Trump responded to Holder’s comments during an interview on Fox and Friends.
“He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said. “That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement.”
Donald Trump Jr. said “leftists have really lost touch” in response to Holder’s comments.