Democrats have continued to escalate their rhetoric against Republicans ever since President Joe Biden called Trump supporters ‘semi-fascists’ and said that they were a threat to Democracy in his infamous ‘speech from hell’ in Pennsylvania.
Some would argue that the escalation started with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 when she called supporters of President Trump a ‘basket of deplorables’ during her campaign.
Clinton reportedly has no plans to run for President again after losing the Democratic Primary in 2008 and the general election in 2016, but she has remained vocal since losing to Trump.
In a Friday interview with the Texas Tribune, she compared Trump rallies to Nazi rallies because people at an Ohio Trump rally for Senate candidate J.D Vance allegedly had their arms raised.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-Oh.), who is running against Vance, reportedly said that it is important to ‘kill and confront’ the ‘extremist’ movement in the Republican Party.
The Daily Caller Reports–
“You have these rows of young men with their arms raised.” Hillary Clinton compares Trump rally to how Nazis were drawn to Hitler. pic.twitter.com/sEfiQAfLG2
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 23, 2022
“Former First Lady Hillary Clinton compared rallies held by former President Donald Trump to rallies once held by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler during an event at the Texas Tribune Festival Friday.
“I remember as a young student trying to figure out how did people get basically drawn in by Hitler? How did that happen? And I’d watch newsreels and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving, and people shouting and raising their arms. I said, what’s happened to these people? Why did they believe that?” Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in 2016, asked.
“You saw the rally in Ohio the other night, Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised,” Clinton continued.
Clinton has previously criticized Trump’s supporters, most notably during her unsuccessful 2016 campaign.”