Political analyst Fernand Amandi claimed Saturday on MSNBC that the Democratic Party is the savior of the American people, and he urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to “help” Democrats win the 2022 midterm elections.
Amandi is an MSNBC analyst, according to his Twitter bio.
What did he say?
Amandi told MSNBC host Tiffany Cross on “The Cross Connection” that Democrats need a consolidated message to sell voters if they want to retain control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections.
That message, according to Amandi, should essentially be: Democrats are your saviors.
“The Democrats have a wonderful story to tell, and I think it could be distilled to something as simple as: The Democrats saved your life. They saved your job. They saved the economy. And now they’re trying to save democracy from a Republican Party that no longer believes [in] it,” Amandi said.
Even if Democrats consolidate around a single message, Amandi acknowledged Democrats will need “help” pulling off the victory. That help, Amandi suggested, should come from Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“Let me talk about the help, though, because it’s one thing to try and disqualify a Republican Party that no longer believes in democracy, but you need a little bit of help,” Amandi began.
“If the Department of Justice, and the attorney general, Merrick Garland, do not start issuing indictments — not to the frontline of Proud Boys and picknickers of Jan 6 that led an insurrection — but to the perpetrators of the crime: the members of Congress who we now know through text messages were plotters, the ringleaders at the top echelon of the Republican Party, up into including the Republican president, Donald Trump, voters are not going to believe that, they’re gonna just think that it’s political back-and-forth,” he continued.
“The Justice Department needs to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Amandi declared. “The Democrats need to tell the truth. We saved your life. We saved your job. We’re trying now to save the economy and to save democracy.”
Later in the interview, Amandi claimed there is only one choice this November: Democracy or fascism.
“If these Republicans gain control, they will not give it back. We will lose democracy. And if you lose democracy, it’s not the sort of thing that you get back. ‘Oh well, we’ll hold it out for five years. You may not see it again in your lifetime in this country,” Amandi said. “They saved your life. They saved your job, the economy, and they’re trying to save democracy. Make the case.”
Cross agreed that “is the message that voters need to hear.”