A Democratic New York state assemblyman is calling on his fellow Democrats to “stop being crybabies” amid the hysterical and unhinged reaction to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
In a video posted to social media Tuesday afternoon, State Assemblyman Dov Hikind urged his party to “Get a grip on REALITY & stop trying to DIVIDE America.”
My fellow Democrats are entitled to be UPSET but not to scream that the sky is falling! Get a grip on REALITY & stop trying to DIVIDE America. Some judges are liberal, some are conservative. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is qualified to defend the Constitution. Period. pic.twitter.com/wdqkbxhsss
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) July 10, 2018
“What’s going on in the Democratic Party, you would think it’s the end of the world,” Hikind said. “Can we stop being crybabies in the Democratic Party? Can we stop whining? A debate regarding this candidate? That’s fine. But the impression that this is the end of the world, that American democracy and that our values are being destroyed by this candidate to the Supreme Court — It’s outrageous! It’s crazy!”
Hikind reminded his fellow Democrats that Donald Trump is the president, not Barack Obama, not Hillary Clinton. He said the Democrats are behaving like “little children” in complaining against Kavanaugh for being a conservative, despite his qualifications.
“This is how our system of democracy works. Fellow members of the Democratic Party, can we grow up? Can we stop being crybabies? Can we stop complaining that it’s not fair and we’re going to stop this?”
He also called out the “extreme rhetoric” of Democratic leaders as “dangerous” and said it “undermines American democracy,” pointing to former Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s tweet claiming Kavanaugh’s nomination would threaten “the lives of millions” as an example.
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come and will morph our Supreme Court into a political arm of the right-wing Republican Party.
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) July 10, 2018
It’s refreshing to see at least one Democrat act like a sane person. But odds are his party won’t listen to him.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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