Former Washington, D.C. Democratic Party Chair Scott Bolden on Monday faced off against Republican strategist Erin Perrine, who claimed that Democrats are “bullying” Republicans by threatening “retaliation” for the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
During a debate on Fox News, Bolden explained why he believes Democrats must fight President Donald Trump as he plans to quickly replace Ginsburg.
“Mitch McConnell has set the new rule,” Bolden said. “His hypocrisy speaks loud and clear and the Democrats, I’ll be honest with you, are just angry about it because they believe he is politically playing footsie with these Supreme Court nominees.”
“That being said, the Democrats have to fight,” he continued. “There’s too much at stake in regard to abortion as well as Obamacare. And they’re going to fight. He may get this nomination through. But the reality is, when you set that precedent, Democrats are going to retaliate.”
Bolden went on to predict that Democrats could takeover the Senate and add seats to the Supreme Court.
“I don’t know when the Democrat [SIC] Party decided to take this mafioso stance,” Perrine replied, “where they say, ‘Oh, well, if we don’t get our way then we’re going to feel real bad if something were to happen to your filibuster and if we have to pack the Supreme Court and get rid of the Electoral College.'”
“I mean, that’s not Democracy,” she added. “That’s bullying and that’s not appropriate at all.”
Bolden laughed out loud: “When you talk about bullying and you’ve got a president like Donald Trump and you’ve got Mitch McConnell — the Democrats are just responding to this negative political narrative and really the political gangsterism of the Republican Party. So it’s really rich that my Republican colleague right there is talking about bullying.”
“You’re the one talking about retaliating!” Perrine interrupted.
“The Republicans retaliate as well,” Bolden insisted.
“That is bullying!” Perrine exclaimed. “Democrats don’t like what the American people have to say.”
“When you do this with the height of hypocrisy, you’re going to get Democratic retaliation,” Bolden vowed.
“That is a threat against the American people!” Perrine shot back.
“It’s a threat against the GOP,” Bolden remarked. “It will be swift, direct and painful for the Republicans when the Democrats retaliate.”
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‘Truly grotesque’: On way out the door, Trump prioritizes bringing back executions by firing squad and electrocution
Among the slew of potentially destructive policy changes the Trump administration is rushing to implement on its way out of power is a rule that would authorize the return of electrocutions and firing squads for federal executions, an effort critics slammed as a twisted priority amid deadly public health and economic crises.
ProPublica reported Wednesday that the rule, first published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Justice Department in August, "has raced through the process with little notice but unusual speed—and deadly consequences."
"This rule could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions for federal executions, giving the government more options for administering capital punishment as drugs used in lethal injections become unavailable," ProPublica noted. "The Justice Department surfaced the proposal in August and accepted public comments for only 30 days, instead of the usual 60. The rule cleared White House review on Nov. 6, meaning it could be finalized any day."
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US President-elect Joe Biden said Wednesday that Americans "won't stand" for the results of the November 3 election not being honored.
"Our democracy was tested this year," Biden said in a Thanksgiving Day address in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. "And what we learned is this: The people of this nation are up to the task.
"In America, we have full and fair and free elections, and then we honor the results," he said. "The people of this nation and the laws of the land won't stand for anything else."
Biden did not mention Donald Trump by name but he was clearly referring to the president's refusal to accept the results of the election.
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Part of that is completely understandable. Trump is still big news. He literally spent the past few weeks attempting a coup. While he failed, that doesn't change the history-making fact that he even tried, or that he got so much support. Certainly Biden, whose main activity is finding boring-but-competent people to staff his administration, can't compete with that, and there's no real indication that he wants to. (Unlike Trump, Biden views governing as a job and not just an opportunity to get attention.)