Most Read

Politics

GOP Senator Slammed As Fascist Over Questionable Tweets Appearing To Oppose Democracy

Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is being slammed on Twitter after a startlingly un-democratic tweet during Wednesday night's Vice Presidential debate.

"We are not a democracy," the Senator boldly claimed.

As if further explanation would improve the statement Lee doubled down tweeting again.

The claim is reflective of a right-wing argument that the United States is not a democracy and personal liberty should override political process.

In an argument of semantics, the claim is made the United States is a:

  • Democratic Republic
  • Constitutional Republic
  • Democratic Confederacy
  • Constitutional Confederacy
  • Confederation of States

However referring to the United States as a democracy since establishment is a reference to the people voting directly to elect their officials.




Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan responded quoting the great American author Maya Angelou saying:

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

She added:

"Senator, we believe you. We see you undermining our democracy as Trump refuses to agree to peaceful transition of power. We will never let you steal this election."

Twitter continued the mega-dunk on Sen. Lee calling him out as well as the rest of the GOP.





The biggest trend in responses centered around one word: fascism.





Remember to make plans to vote and help others vote—if able—to protect our democracy.