Ahead Of An Uncertain Election Rep. Slotkin Warns ‘Our Democracy Is Fragile’ | Deadline | MSNBC

Ahead Of An Uncertain Election Rep. Slotkin Warns 'Our Democracy Is Fragile' | Deadline | MSNBC 1


Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan speaks to concerns of a contested election and how in the days following November 3rd it will be critical for elected officials to protect the country’s democratic process. Aired on 10/14/2020.
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Ahead Of An Uncertain Election Rep. Slotkin Warns 'Our Democracy Is Fragile' | Deadline | MSNBC

57 Comments on "Ahead Of An Uncertain Election Rep. Slotkin Warns ‘Our Democracy Is Fragile’ | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. And president Spread Flintstone is taking us down a dark road. Listen to the scientist and doctors. BYEDON 2020!!

  2. Trump has done considerable damage to America’s democratic institutions, and  brought the nation to the brink of civil catastrophe, and the Republican Party has protected him the entire way. Trump has left America grievously wounded, and now he’s asking for another chance to finish her off.

    No one should ever get a second chance to destroy our Constitution, and our 244 year old democratic republic.

    • geofo60 Geof Harris | October 14, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      Look what our forefathers did with him. Different time, different place, granted, but like England, now, you have the power to remove the very thing that your forefathers fought against in order to gain your freedom. Vote him out, even if you have to hold your nose.
      It’s America or Trump, it’s that simple.

    • hunter biden laptop reveals damning emails about joe biden!! https://twitter.com/i/status/1316515656360099841
      here a dem party exec talking about killing billionaires ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhKMi6DexA

    • @Ynwa6 Oh? And what happened to him?

    • @John Burnside Charles faced trail n by parliament… tried for treason n lost his head….Kings divine right v people…. England became a republic for awhile….Then it’s goes mental again….

    • @Ynwa6 Yes, I knew that. I was being, what, ironic, sarcastic? And Cromwell was plenty mental too.

  3. Danny Barichello | October 14, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

    Democracy? If the USA was a democracy there would be no electoral college.

    • @zjoe Fake News Troll alert ^ ^ ^

    • @zjoe Please bring your concrete and tangible evidence to the law enforcement agencies if this is all true. Hurry and don’t delay. Here we are just an internet chatting community.

    • @Tidbit I guess my point is that you must be a legal lawful resident/citizen to be able to vote. Am I missing something?

    • @P J Are you another one of the Q-anon psychos that believe there are truckloads of immigrants being dropped off at polling places to vote when they are not even registered? If so, We the People are not buying it.

    • @P J  That’s how it works right now in America; only legal citizens get to vote.
      Although I think that convicts should get a vote as well, both while their in prison and after they’re released.

  4. Almost every president has occasionally engaged in hyperbole, lying, corner-cutting, or press-bashing, though none have done so daily, if not hourly, until now. One lie does not undermine democracy, but 25,000+ lies can. One governmental reversal in court is not tyranny, but scores of such defeats reveal an administration at odds with the constitutional injunction to “faithfully execute  the laws.”

    If we added up the anti-democracy maneuvers of the prior 10 presidents over the past 60 years, they wouldn’t equal Trump alone in under four years—indeed, if you compare the eight close associates of Trump convicted or indicted in his almost-one term of office, that would again exceed those of all presidents combined (excepting Watergate felons) from Kennedy to Obama..

    ● Replacing the rule of law with the law of rule—courtesy of Bill Barr—as accused allies receive pardons and praise while enemies are threatened with arbitrary prosecution.

    ● Engaging in multiple obstructions of justice, such as firing FBI director James Comey and urging White House counsel Don McGahn to lie to Mueller.

    ● Basing an entire convention on himself—no platform, Trump proliferating like Borgias—and on the daily violation of the anti-monarchical Hatch Act because “no one cares,” according to his apologist Mark Meadows.

    ● Worsening economic inequality by shifting trillions through tax breaks to “American Oligarchs,” who then gratefully support his assaults on environmental and consumer laws to make EVEN MORE money, at the expense of our health.

    ● Inciting violence by hyperbolic attacks on opponents, embracing neo-nazi5 while ignoring warnings from the FBI about the number-one domestic threat, right-wing violence.

    ● Enthusiastically embracing many of the world’s leading dictators—Putin, Xi, Bolsonaro, Kim Jung Un, Sisi, Duterte, Erdogan.

    ● Repeating Covid-19 falsehoods in order to pressure Republican governors to prematurely reopen the economy and schools, causing the avoidable deaths of over 200,000 Americans so far.

    ● Attempting to stymie postal delivery to, in effect, steal millions of mail-in ballots… and the election.

    ● Erupting with a lava of lies—now up to an average of 22 a day, to bury rivals and reality (Goebbels in 1941 said, “There are so many lies that truth and swindle can scarcely be distinguished.”

    ● Attempting to delegitimize the Fourth Estate (the free press) as “enemies of the people,” using Stalin’s odious phrase.

    ● Bullying neutral sources of information—the CDC, DNI, FDA, regulatory agencies—to bend their expected integrity to his political needs.

    ● Milking public office for private gain by treating “his” federal government like he treated the Trump Organization.

    ● Attempting to criminally extort the president of Ukraine in order to smear Joe Biden.

    ● Fiiring career professionals and “independent” inspectors general for doing their job, increasingly having a government of cronies, cranks, multimillionaires, relatives, and unconfirmable third-raters.

    ● Ignoring all congressional subpoenas (when Nixon ignored eight of them, it became the third article in his impeachment, “Contempt of Congress”).

    ● Saying things such as “I alone can fix it” and “with Article II, I can do whatever I want,” as well as praising Xi Jinping and his Chinese Communist party, when it changed the country’s constitution, making Xi Jinping ruler for life.

    If you add it all up, What do you see?  “It all has one purpose,” said Sally Yates, former acting attorney general, “to remove any checks on his abuse of power.” It is brazen and deviant despotism.

    • bkzeppelin32 1 | October 14, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      most people would like to sweep this under the rug, its too late, fascist have taken this country’s only hope

    • Wow you got it all in there!!! I think Trump wants a revolution!! If Biden doesn’t win I’m leaving the U.S. and I won’t be back till he’s gone. A lot people have already left in the last 4 yrs. Due to working remote more will follow. My RLDS church has a plan in place so we can move quicky if Trump should win.

    • Valerie Galvan | October 14, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      @Betsy Bird sounds like a plan, but will any country let American’s in? Because of our covid numbers, I’ve heard that other countries won’t accept Americans.

    • bkzeppelin32 1 | October 14, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      @Betsy Bird honey, these aholes will lose, no matter what

    • bkzeppelin32 1 | October 14, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @Betsy Bird im following

  5. Radwulf Eboraci | October 14, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

    Trump is the blunt instrument of the American Taliban. This is an attempted coup by a white, right, religious fundamentalists.

    • Supported by the Russian federation.

    • Stanley Steinke | October 14, 2020 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      Ukraine get it right impeachment goes into the history books, like the first repubican president impeached in his first term

    • geofo60 Geof Harris | October 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      Radwulf Eboraci
      Add Dark Money to the list. The USA needs to get money out of politics. If candidates are worthy based on their merits, they shouldn’t need 💵 💵💵💵💵 to buy their way into positions of power. That’s not how Democracy should work.

  6. Our Democracy is not only fragile…..it is damaged and in dire need of repair……Vote Trump OUT!

  7. The period between now and next January will be the most dangerous in US history.

    • I totally agree and would just add that, potentially, this period of time could be THE most dangerous in World history!!

    • What’s truly depressing (and terrifying) is how easily we ended up with him in 2016 (something like 10,000 votes in Michigan), but how insanely hard it’ll be to actually get rid of him. he’s quite literally pulling every single lever of power to rig the system, cheating right out in the open, and yet WE the People have to play by the rules.

      So many things need to be reformed after this election so this can never happen again.

  8. I am seeing things I thought were illegal. Like Federal crimes that would put you in prison like tampering w the U.S.P.S., voter suppression and removing mailboxes, elimminating places to vote, are these not crimes???? They should be; change the laws and vote the people responsible out of office.

  9. Samantha Beasley | October 14, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

    Commander and chief
    We don’t have one
    He’s not a leader in anyway
    He’s just crazy
    Stupid as they come
    Many are hoping to be re-elected
    Make your voice heard
    Vote them all OUT

  10. Donald Trump is more Dangerous than Covid 19

    • @Logan McLean How about you stop with your stupid conspiracy theories because we are tired of your ignorance.

    • yep! ☹️

    • Bunker Baby dRumph | October 14, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      @Raging Monk : Pitiful poor Luggan McBean never gets any likes or praise. Betcha he’s pathetic in person.

    • khalifath vann | October 14, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      @Logan McLean how about you stop ignoring that Donald Trump is a horrible person and is dragging everyone the entire country down that includes you too!

    • saffron wetter | October 14, 2020 at 11:01 PM | Reply

      Obama’s Administration
      Set president Trump up.
      And the Demonrats are going to pay for
      What they did to
      Trump and our Country. You can mark my words their azz will pay.
      We will get Justice at the polls 🙄 American
      Patriots will not let their azz get Away with it.
      We are sick of you
      They were no
      Trump and Russia 🇷🇺 Putin. It was your own party.
      Biden’ knows what They did. That’s why they want Trump out. Because Trump’s going too burn 🔥 their Azz a new one. And I don’t blame him.
      Trump 2020

  11. Trump is trying to sow fear into the hearts of Americans. BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!-

  12. Alfred Degiorgio | October 14, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

    The full extent of Trump’s responsibility for countless thousands of coronavirus deaths was exposed by two supporters at a campaign rally. A lady claimed she would wear a mask if Trump advised it: a man insisted that masks cause virus infection! There’s no doubt that these are the beliefs of a large majority of Trump/Fake-GOP supporters.

  13. He is not only killing his nation – but killing democracy. .. And before the insults from Trump supporters start flying – the entire globe knows you are a Republic ..

  14. Nicole, such an important segment. stay on this. we are Listening.

  15. We need to be prepared to answer the backlash cleanly, not nicely, but cleanly and directly and without compromise. Trump wants to make history then so be it.

  16. We going to March in the white house and get him out every one of us will be drag him out

  17. Edward Krochmal | October 14, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

    Any military officers that come out about taking down Trump, Trump will firer them. Then put in place yes people.

  18. At age 81, I view the President as an assassin aimed at killing me.

  19. Just drag out the orange bullfrog by his toupee

  20. Robert Wysocki | October 14, 2020 at 10:14 PM | Reply

    Hopefully, the fact that the other folks at the Pentagon call this guy “Yesper” is an indication that they don’t have a great deal of respect for him.

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