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Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Defends Eric Holder: ‘I Don’t Believe He Was Inciting Violence’

Following his comments that Democrats need to “kick” when their opponents “go low,” former Attorney General Eric Holder received some perhaps unexpected support from the other side of the aisle on Fox News.

During Thursday night’s broadcast of The Five, host Greg Gutfeld pushed back on the idea that Holder was instructing his fellow party members to get physical. That was just after President Donald Trump told the network the remarks were “disgusting” and “dangerous” earlier in the day.

“I don’t believe he was inciting violence,” Gutfeld said. “He was basically saying you have to fight harder. Having said that, accusations of incivility don’t bug me at all. I think incivility is actually pretty good because it reduces the chance for violence. If you’re uncivil with each other, it might mean you might not punch.”

On Wednesday, footage began circulating online of Holder at a Georgia Democratic campaign event in which he told the crowd, “Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”

However, in a tweet the next day, Holder emphasized that he wasn’t calling for violence but instead a tough attitude, an explanation which Gutfeld accepted.

“I actually believe what Holder is saying because I believe in the principle that you don’t take the worst meaning or the worst intention of what somebody’s saying,” Gutfeld said.

Watch the clip above via Fox News.

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