Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Instances columnist Thomas Friedman on Monday warned of latest “chilling” developments inside the GOP which he fears might in the future have a catastrophic impact on the nation.
“We’re in actual hazard right here,” Friedman advised CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Friedman feared persons are being “lulled” by a false sense of safety due to President Joe Biden’s lower-key administration and its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.
However “our democracy is as threatened right this moment” because it was when ex-President Donald Trump declared his intention to run for workplace, mentioned Friedman, citing how most Republicans have within the final couple of weeks fallen in line with Trump’s 2020 election lies. Outstanding holdouts Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) are the exceptions to the brand new Republican norm, he famous.
“Subscribing to the large lie that this election was stolen has develop into a prerequisite now for thriving, surviving and rising on this Republican Social gathering,” mentioned Friedman. “What does that imply? It signifies that this GOP goes to be constructed on a huge lie.” He requested how folks might presumably belief the celebration in energy if its calling card was baselessly claiming the 2020 vote was stolen.
“It’s occurred like within the final couple of weeks, the place everybody fell into line and other people like (Home Minority Chief) Kevin McCarthy – their willingness to politically prostitute themselves in an effort to, you already know, get the Speaker of the Home, it’s breathtaking that somebody would promote their soul that shamelessly,” mentioned Friedman.
“It’s simply chilling,” he added. “Now, think about, if he would try this, what is going to they do as soon as they’re in energy to maintain energy? We’re in actual hazard right here.”
Watch the interview right here:
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