On Sunday, Rep. Jaime Raskin (D-Md.) hailed President Joe Biden for criticizing Trump backers for displaying the “hallmarks” of a fascist party.
Raskin, however, appears to have engaged in the exact vice that he claimed was essential to fascism.
Raskin said what?
Raskin asserted during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” that the Republican Party, particularly the wing that backs Donald Trump, had turned into a “fascist political party.”
Raskin stated that a fascist political party exhibits two characteristics: first, they reject election results that don’t support them, and second, they support political violence.
“I believe that is why President Joe Biden was correct to voice the alarm this week concerning these ongoing outside attacks by Donald Trump and his movement on our constitutional order,” he continued.
Raskin was reacting to Trump’s divisive demand that the 2020 presidential election be rescheduled “soon” or for him to be recognized as the “rightful winner.”
In October 2020, right before the Hunter Biden laptop news broke, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed to Joe Rogan that the FBI had alerted the social media behemoth about Russian “misinformation.” That report was swiftly repressed or blatantly controlled by social media corporations, but it has now been proven to be neither fake nor untrue.
But what had Raskin already said?
Raskin has already expressed his open doubts about the results of presidential elections, therefore the accusations of fascism are self-incriminating.
Raskin, for instance, has called George W. Bush an unjustly elected “court-appointed president.”
Raskin stated on April 21, 2003, “The court has been blocking formulation of the public will, with Bush v. Gore serving as the most dramatic example, when the majority by a 5-4 decision stopped the counting of more than 100,000 ballots in Florida and thereby delivered America its first ever court-appointed president.”
Raskin, however, was one of the numerous Democratic members of the House who protested the recognition of Trump’s win in the Electoral College in January 2017. They were eventually unsuccessful since they had no backing from any Democratic senators.
In reality, Democrats have a long history of disputing the validity of elections they don’t win.
The 2000 presidential race, the 2004 presidential election, the 2016 presidential race, and the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race were all contested by Dems, as shown in a lengthy film released over the weekend by the Republican National Committee.