Rob Reiner: ‘You’re Voting for Autocracy’ If You Vote Republican
'We are talking about democracy versus autocracy'
Actor Rob Reiner said that if a person votes for any Republicans, they vote for “autocracy.”
During his week’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show," Reiner said:
“First off, all let’s dispense with the idea of Republican a Democrat, or conservative and liberal."
"We are talking about democracy versus autocracy," he added.
"We see it happening all over the world. That’s one of the reasons Putin invaded Ukraine. He is wanting to destroy democracy.”
"We have an election right now in France between Macron and Marine Le Pen, and we don’t know the results yet there, but that is also a test as to whether or not democracy or autocracy will survive in the world."
"So, you have a man, former president of the United States, who led and incited a deadly insurrection to overthrow the United States government," he added.
"He now is in control of one of the parties in this country.”
“He controls every aspect of what he would now call the Republican Party."
"I don’t know what it is."
"This is an autocratic movement," he said.
"So, if you’re voting for Republicans, you’re not voting for Republicans," Reiner added.
"You’re voting for autocracy. You’re voting for the man who tried to overthrow the government."
"So, that is what is at stake here."
"It’s much more than am I voting for a Republican or a Democrat.”