Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) railed against Republicans as he “commemorated” the January 6 “insurrection” at a vigil hosted by Antifa radicals on Thursday night, claiming the GOP stands with “the most authoritarian, fascistic elements of the whole country.”
Most Americans are now Democrats because the Republican Party supports the most “authoritarian” elements of America, the Maryland congressman lamented in an angry tirade.
“I greet the American majority on this evening on Jan. 6, 2022. Never forget that Hillary Clinton beat [Trump] by 3 million votes and Joe Biden beat him by 7 and a half million votes. The new Americans are on our side,” he told the crowd. “[Republicans] are a shrinking minority party standing with the most authoritarian, fascistic elements of the whole country.”
Raskin praised the two Republicans who serve on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 House Select Committee for helping Democrats “defeat fascism.”
Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are “constitutional patriots” who are “standing up for democracy,” he said. “You go back and you look at the history of coups and fascism on earth, progressives and liberals can never defeat fascism on their own, it is always progressives and liberals at the center-right that come together to defend democracy and we are going to do it again. We are the majority. I admit they have a lot of control over levers of anti-democratic power in America.”
The Maryland Democrat lauded police for fighting “hordes of fascist mobs” on January 6 and claimed conservatives only back the blue when law enforcement officials assault black people.
“Where are all those phony defenders of law enforcement who only rear their ugly heads when some racist cop beats up an African American citizen? We don’t hear from them about January 6, do we? We stand with the cops like we stand with the firefighters, like we stand with the teachers, like we stand with all public employees, the servants of the people,” he said.
The event was hosted by more than 100 progressive organizations including Shut Down DC, a group that has repeatedly protested at the homes Republicans members of Congress Sens. Josh Hawley, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.