Potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and former Attorney General Eric Holder said "the new Democratic party" is about being "proud as hell" to be a Democrat to "kick" the opponent when they "go low."
Holder made the remarks at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Stockbridge, Georgia on October 7, 2018.
Holder tweeted Thursday that people should stop the "fake outrage."
HOLDER: Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high,'" Holder told the crowd. "No. No. When they go low, we kick them...
When I say we kick them, I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate, we don’t do anything illegal, but we have to be tough and we have to fight
That's what this new Democratic Party is about. We're proud as hell to be Democrats. We're going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party. We're proud of our history. We're proud of our present. And we're proud of the future we can create for this country.
Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in - the end.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 11, 2018