Former AG Lynch suggests we need more 'marching,' 'blood,' and 'death' in the streets
In a video rant that Senate Democrats posted to their Facebook page as "words of inspiration," former Attorney General Loretta Lynch seemed to suggest that the way to combat the policies of President Trump was to mimic the success of civil rights protests, no matter the cost.
Without offering a shred of proof or any specifics, Lynch said that American's rights were "being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back." She also appeared to suggest that the way to remedy the situation was to march, bleed, and die for the cause.
Without offering any specifics, Lynch goes on to say that “our rights” are “being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back.”
But the strongest words come in a statement that seems to suggest the answer is street action that will inevitably turn bloody and deadly.
“I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people,” Lynch says. “I know it’s a time of concern for people, who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult, but I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers.”
Lynch, who is scheduled to receive the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal of Law from the University of Virginia, goes on to say: “It has been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the difference. They’ve marched, they’ve bled and yes, some of them died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again.”
Lynch succeeded Eric Holder as Barack Obama’s attorney general in 2014.
I don't think Lynch was actually calling for violence to combat Trump, but it's clear that her hysterical analysis of what Trump is actually doing logically led to the analogy with civil rights marchers who were beaten and even killed in the streets during the 1960's. It's not only a false analogy, but a loony kind of equivalence with the real hardship and suffering by civil rights activists.
If Senate Democrats think it's "inspirational" for Lynch to talk about blood and death in the streets, you have to wonder just how far they'll go in opposing the president.