Eric Holder Slams ‘Fake Outrage’ Over His ‘Kick ‘Em’ Comments: I Was ‘Obviously Not Advocating Violence’
Former attorney general Eric Holder is lashing out at the critics objecting to his recent comments about rejecting civility in American political discourse.
Holder turned heads yesterday through the posting of a video during which he remade Michelle Obama‘s famous slogan.
“When they go low, we kick ’em,” Holder said in the video.
Even though the former AG said in the same speech that he wasn’t actually calling for inappropriate or illegal behavior, President Donald Trump and other critics have still had plenty to say about the remarks.
As such, Holder released a statement on Twitter on Thursday — saying his words were part of the broader point he was making in his speech:
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 remarks from Holder came shortly after similarly-themed remarks from Hillary Clinton
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for,” the former Secretary of State said on CNN last week.
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