Michael Moore: ‘We Have to Fight All the Way to Inauguration Day’


Appearing on MSNBC’s All In this evening, progressive filmmaker Michael Moore told host Chris Hayes that Democrats needed to keep fighting and protesting all the way until Inauguration Day because President-elect Donald Trump has “no right to enter” the White House.

Moore and Hayes started the conversation talking about the situation in North Carolina, where the outgoing Republican governor just signed a bill limiting the powers of his successor. Moore remarked that “you have to admire conservatives” for how “they just go for it.” He then lamented how his side of the political aisle doesn’t have the “courage of their convictions,” stating that if Donald Trump had won the popular vote by 3 million but lost the Electoral College, “they’d throw everything at this.”

When Hayes asked the documentary maker if you risk degrading democracy by fighting fire with fire, Moore answered that “you have to fight fire with fire” and that you can still stay on the “high road.”

Towards the end of the interview, Moore made his plea to Democrats to not go down without fighting.

Listen, we’re hours away now from the Electoral College coming together on Monday. This needs protest, this needs people’s voices. You can go to Vigils for America — I think it’s dot org. And they have a list of all the state protests at the state capitols this weekend and on Monday. People need to have their voice heard. Don’t say to yourself, ‘Oh, what’s the use? How do we — nothing’s going to happen.’ You don’t know that. You don’t know that. That’s why we have to keep fighting. We have to fight all the way to Inauguration Day and then be ready for them to start the day after the inauguration passing law after law after law.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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