MAGA Republicans fit the definition of fascism, says White House spokesperson

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A White House spokesperson has said that MAGA Republicans fit the "definition of fascism."

Speaking to reporters, Karine Jean-Pierre slammed MAGA Republicans for "attacking our democracy."

This statement comes after Biden described the loyalty to "extreme MAGA philosophy" as "semi-fascism."

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A White House spokesperson has said that MAGA Republicans allied to former President Donald Trump fit the "definition of fascism" and play a part in "attacking our democracy."

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday, "I was very clear when laying out and defining what MAGA Republicans have done, and you look at the definition of fascism, and you think about what they're doing in attacking our democracy – That is what that is. It is very clear," Reuters reports.

She added, "what they are doing in taking away our freedoms, our voting rights. That is what that is."

Her remarks echo President Biden, who described the loyalty to "extreme MAGA philosophy" as "semi-fascism."

Before a Maryland DNC rally, Biden slammed "burn-it-all-down politics and MAGA Republicans," adding, "What we're seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy. "It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's like semi-fascism," he said, per reports.

At the rally on Thursday in Rockville, Maryland, ahead of the 2022 midterms, he continued to hammer "MAGA Republicans," referring to Trump's slogan, wrote Insider's Azmi Haroun.

"The MAGA Republicans don't just threaten our personal rights and economic security," Biden said. "They're a threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace — embrace — political violence. They don't believe in democracy," said Biden.

The Republican National Committee has called the remarks "despicable."

whoawut on August 27th, 2022 at 16:05 UTC »

I love how any attempts to point out the facts here are met with: “ooo how unifying!” Or “so much for unity!”

Gtfo the last thing these people want is unity with democrats. Looking at you r/conservative.

budding_young_codger on August 27th, 2022 at 14:40 UTC »

"I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career... I have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close." 

-Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA.

He would know.

crackdup on August 27th, 2022 at 10:20 UTC »

Some of the candidates for Senate and Governor are so extreme, they wouldn't be elected as dogcatchers in deep red rural areas a couple of decades ago.. let alone win primaries and be on the verge of holding powerful positions in state and federal governments