Eric Holder Calls on Public to Riot & Get Arrested to Block Voter Security Measures
'Citizens need to be in the streets'
The former Obama administration Attorney General, Eric Holder, called on protesters to flood the streets and clash with police over voting security laws.
During an episode of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show," host Rachel Maddow said:
“What do you make of the direct action strategy that is being brought by voting rights advocates?
"Obviously, Vice President Harris and President Biden are very much in support of the reforms like The For the People Act, and they’ve advocated for it."
"We know that. We’ve heard all the speeches. We know their position.
"Yet you’re seeing increasingly relentless focus by moral leaders getting arrested at the Senate office building, at the Supreme Court, at the White House," she stated.
"We’re expecting this summer of direct action on voting rights to accelerate to where there will be considerable civil disobedience outside the White House, people trying to set off a moral alarm here," Maddow said.
"What do you make of that strategically, as someone who has been a target of that in the past and someone who knows the people being targeted by these activists?”
“Power concedes nothing without demand. We too often underestimate the power we have as regular American citizens by marching, by protesting, by raising our voices."
"That’s a really important part of the thing that I’m leading, The National Democratic Redistricting Committee," he said.
"We shouldn't lose faith right now. Citizens can make a change. Citizens need to be in the streets. Citizens need to be demonstrating. Citizens need to be calling their representatives..." -Eric Holder pic.twitter.com/PTzyMwu5NS— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 13, 2021
"We have a big advocacy campaign to get American citizens involved in this fight."
"If we make our voices known if we demand the kind of change, the fair change we’re seeking, I think it will help in the process.”
“Raising the consciousness of people by demonstrating, by getting arrested, by doing the things that ending segregation."
"If you asked people back in the 1950s, do you think marching, demonstrating will bring down a system of American apartheid?
"You probably would have said, no, that won’t happen."
"We shouldn’t lose faith right now. We shouldn’t lose faith. Citizens can make a change," Holder continued.
"Citizens need to be in the streets.
"Citizens need to be demonstrating."
"Citizens need to be calling representatives to demand the kind of change that will make this country more representative, make our democracy ."
Democrats have been panicking about winning the 2022 midterm elections in light of the Republican state legislature's reforms of 30 election integrity laws in 18 states.
Even the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Latosha Brown, said that “hope is quickly turning into frustration.”
Integrity measures such as early voting requirements and ID have been passed in multiple states.