Democratic anger and desperation have reached the boiling point as polling shows Republicans appear poised to take control of Congress on Tuesday. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn embodied those feelings by lashing out against Republican candidates running on election integrity on Sunday.
Clyburn told Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream that these candidates are causing “a deterioration of democracy” and creating an environment akin to 1930s Germany and Italy. “I taught history and I’m telling you what I see here are parallels to what the history was in Germany, in Italy.”
Bream then asked Clyburn if voters who vote for Republicans are supporting something similar to the rise of Hitler. His response:
“If they don’t vote against liars, people who will lie, know full well they’re lying, we all know they are lying. This was the cleanest election in the history of the country, Donald Trump’s own appointee said it was the cleanest in the history of the country. So, if they are lying, they’re denying, they’re trying to delete, they’re trying to nullify our votes, vote against that foolishness.”
“Democracy will be ending” if Democrats lose the 2022 midterms, Rep. James Clyburn said today.
“I’ve studied history all of my life … what I see here are parallels to what the history was in this world back in the 1930s in Germany.”
— Axios (@axios) November 6, 2022
Clyburn should win a “Lie of the Year” award for his claim on the 2020 election. The Gateway Pundit for the past two years has produced indefatigable reporting on the irregularities surrounding the 2020 election. Some examples of this work can be found here and here. Joe Hoft also wrote an entire book detailing the shocking shifts toward Biden in the swing states after election night, the faulty voting machines, how Republicans were prevented from monitoring polling stations, and much more.
Election concerns are also widespread across America. A Rasmussen poll released in May revealed 55% of all voters believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump and 83% identified election integrity as a top voting issue for the midterm elections. These candidates are not emulating Nazi Germany by speaking out against the 2020 election, they are reflecting the concerns of ordinary Americans and intrepid reporters who feel democracy is slipping away.