Former Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards blatantly called on Democrats to “throw down” in the fight against President’s Trump’s impending Supreme Court nominee.
The MSNBC analyst accused the Trump administration of playing by “street rules” while ridiculously claiming that Democrats have been innocently paying by the rules — but now it’s payback time.
“I’ve said that it’s time for Democrats to throw down,” she said on MSNBC Wednesday, urging lawmakers to vote against any choice Trump makes in his nomination of a Supreme Court Justice to replace Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement Wednesday.
“We’ve been playing by the rule book and Donald Trump and Republicans have been playing by street rules,” Edwards, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008 to 2017, said.
“We need to play by street rules,” she said, adding fuel to fires lit by the likes of Rep. Maxine Waters who just last week encouraged supporters to launch a campaign of confrontation and harassment of Trump administration officials.
That means “putting pressure” on moderate Republicans like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to vote against Trump.
“It also means having the street rise up against them in Maine, in Alaska, and of course in Washington,” Edwards told host Nicolle Wallace.
“I don’t think it’s time to be cute anymore,” she added. “I think this is really about the heart and the soul of the Democratic Party that wants Democrats to fight on this one for real, because it’s about a generational change, it’s about a potential setback on a whole range of things we care deeply about.”
Trump’s 2017 appointment of Neil Gorsuch will now be followed by another likely conservative Justice who will step into the seat vacated by Kennedy who served as a swing vote, siding with liberals on many occasions in his more than three decades on the high court.
The left was in full meltdown over news of Kennedy’s retirement, from Democratic National Committee members’ despondent cries to foot-stomping by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to nominate a successor before the midterm elections.
Edwards, who was defeated in the race for Democratic nomination for county executive in Maryland on Tuesday, warned her party not to drop the ball on this issue.
“It will be unforgivable if Democrats roll on this and they don’t take it to Republicans hard,” she said.
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