In a remarkable interview last night, Authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior explained her concerns about the treasonous behavior of the Republicans in congress, especially Lindsey Graham. Here’s how Rawstory expressed it.
Authoritarianism expert: Russia hacked Lindsey Graham’s personal emails so Trump may be blackmailing him
“The RNC was hacked,” Kendzior said. “We don’t know what happened with those e-mails. We know that Lindsey Graham’s personal e-mails were also hacked and we know that Trump has a long track record of blackmailing and threatening those who he sees as his political opponents. That goes back throughout his entire career.”
“I think what concerns me most is that they seem afraid,” she said of the Republicans gathered to heap compliments on Trump this week. “They seem unable to stand up for themselves. They lack all dignity.”
“Trump has berated them, he has insulted them,” Kendzior said. “He’s often gone after their wives and their family members, saying terrible things and yet they prostrate themselves to him. What kind of leader are you? What kind of man are you?”
Watch Mike Pence embarass himself followed by the interview with Sarah Kendzior:
Yesterday was a warning day, Rep Elijah Cummings looked truly frightened when he gave his warning.
“This is a fight for the soul of our democracy. Nothing less. I’m going to work hard to make sure we save that democracy and I will fight until I die.”
“We have seen over and over again how the very pillars of democracy are being cut down. Peoples’s right to vote. You know that. Freedom of the press. You know that. CIA. FBI criticized. Over and over and over again.”
While plenty of other people were ringing the alarm bells as Republicans in congress conspire to investigate the FBI and weaponize their offices to undercut democracy. Stay vigilant and be prepared to protest.