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Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been hit with backlash after a video surfaced Wednesday of him speaking at a campaign event on Sunday.

Referring to Republicans, Holder said, “Michelle [Obama] always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them,” adding, “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”

Thursday afternoon, Holder suddenly tweeted out a response to the outrage that has erupted from Republicans, downplaying his statement and slamming the “fake outrage” from conservatives.

Holder tweeted:

“Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in – the end.”

Below is a video of Holder’s comments from Sunday’s event.

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  1. Someone needs to explain to him the USA is a Republic not a democracy, for starter, then move on to who is creating and advocating the violence. Also that kicking someone is violent

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