Tuesday, May 24, 2022

QOTD: Another Illness Among Us


"There was this reaction to Barack's election. There were things released by the Trump election. And now it all came together on Jan. 6. All these people with these so-called grievances and this sense of mistreatment were there attacking the greatest symbol of our democracy.  

Seeing a Confederate flag inside the halls of Congress? All of it was hard to believe. It was unbelievably enlightening yet frightening at the same time. It should be a wake-up call for everybody in this country. There is an illness among us. There is an illness in the body politic of this nation. It's like a cancer. If you leave it untreated, it will metastasize and it will consume us. We've got to take firm steps that begin with holding people accountable. Then we have to look at the country's institutions to make sure that what happened on Jan. 6 doesn't happen again." (our emphasis)  -- Former Attorney General Eric Holder, on the Trumpist insurrection at the Capitol, speaking to Salon.com's Chauncey Devega

Holder is now fighting the good fight as the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee working to counter the Republican / Great Replacement Party's gerrymandering efforts to rig future elections by literally letting politicians (i.e., Republicans) choose who votes for them, rather than the other way around.


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