|Mediaite: DNC Chair [Jaime] Harrison Goes OFF on Republicans as Party of ‘Fear and Fascism’: ‘People Need to Stand the Hell Up’
By Colby Hall
January 12, 2022
[Jaime] Harrison appeared on Morning Joe to discuss President Joe Biden’s effort to build momentum for a Voting Rights bill and ended up calling out Republican members of Congress. This is not unto itself noteworthy, but the heated manner in which the DNC Chair laced into his political rivals merits another look.
“I never thought in my life that I would see a January 6th and not see Democrats and Republicans lock arms together to say, ‘You know what, never again will we allow something like this to happen,’” he continued. “But we’ve got Republicans right now who have turned a blind eye to January 6th.”
He then pivoted back to voting rights, “You see what’s going on in each of these individual states, and you said it just now, that not only are they making it harder for people to register and stand in line, they’re trying to take away the power to count people’s legitimate votes. That’s not America. That’s Russia.”
“For us not to all stand up and say, ‘No, this will not happen,’ it’s shameful,” he added. “So history is going to record you. Where do you stand at this moment? Democrats, where do you stand? And it’s sad that all the weight is falling on the Democratic party in order to protect American democracy, but people need to stand the hell up.”