Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told MSNBC’s “Deadline” on Monday that former President Donald Trump unleashed racism, authoritarianism and neo-fascism on America.
Anchor Nicolle Wallace said: “My next question, I know the press is hung up. We are all hooked on criminal dismissals. It seems that one person that your greatest commitment is perhaps to is the story, and there is an impact on what the committee has done. We went to school learning how much our democracy was in danger. We’ve heard from Republicans still testify to this story. What do you think is the most important thing that people take away from all of the committee’s work? »
Raskin said, “Well, I think that’s a good way to look at it. We can stand up and we can, you know, read people the Constitution, we can talk about the principles of the Constitution, democracy and the rule of law, but America itself is the story of people struggling for a more perfect union. And every generation has had to struggle to improve the country, and we started, as everyone knows, as a slave republic, but today we are still, even with Donald Trump as a whole, the greatest multiracial, multi-ethnic, constitutional democracy on earth. Yet the wonder of the world for people everywhere. But we must continue to fight to make us a more perfect union if we want to continue to move things in the right direction because Donald Trump has unleashed against us many monsters of the last century, racism, authoritarianism, neo- fascism, all those things are there. Americans must therefore hang on to defend our democracy and make it grow, because democracy is always something in motion, which improves all the time.
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