The head of the Democratic National Committee agreed with an assessment from a journalist during an interview with MSNBC that the party could not “play fair” during the 2022 midterm elections.
DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison’s remarks to host Tiffany Cross came in relation to the Democratic Party’s elect prospects for later this year.
According to Mediate:
Cross had a one-on-one discussion with Harrison for her show The Cross Connection during which they covered the midterms and how Democrats can overcome what looks like a wave for Republicans in November. They covered a variety of angles, including their shared belief that the “mainstream media” isn’t doing enough to get the party’s message out there.
Cross then referred to Republicans as “fascists” after journalist Roland Martin earlier suggested that the GOP somehow operates unfairly:
After saying she agreed about the media covering Democrats unfairly, Cross shifted to Republicans, saying, “let’s talk about the fascists on the other side.”
She brought up remarks from Roland Martin earlier in the show, who said that Democrats have to go to “war” to change their fortunes ahead of the election. “You cannot play fair with people who don’t play fair. There are no rules,” he said.
“Let’s talk about the fascists on the other side. So I hear that, but I do think there are a lot of people – because you know, like we were just talking about, you and I, we consume, you know, eight papers in the morning,” Cross said.
“We look at the minutia of politics and most Americans are not doing that. And there are still a lot of people who feel disconnected from the party or maybe even disappointed in the party. Fair enough. I want you to take a listen. We had Roland Martin on at the beginning of the show –”
“Brother Rolo,” Harrison said.
“Brother Rolo is never shy about giving his opinion,” Cross continued. “So he had a lot to say about what he thinks Democrats should be doing. I want you to take a listen to get your thoughts.”
You’ve got to have President Joe Biden stop being scared of Senate Joe Manchin and go make the argument in West Virginia and go to the rand parts of Mississippi and Alabama and say, this is what we have done and these folks voted against it and this is how we have delivered. They’ve got to be willing to engage in war. You cannot play fair with people who don’t play fair. There are no rules. The other side has shown that they will do whatever is necessary in order to win. So you’ve got to say, America, when they didn’t care about you, we did.
“What are your thoughts? I felt like that was a good road map,” Cross said.
“It is a good road map,” Harrison said.