Howard Dean, a former Vermont governor, recently made a comparison between President Trump’s election and the Kent State shootings. The bold statement was brought back up at an event for DNC chair candidate Pete Buttigieg. His exact words were:
“This is your Edmund Pettus Bridge. This is your Kent State.”
Dean himself said he said this statement to students after President Trump was elected. He was indeed referring to the 1970 shooting at Kent State, the outcome of which left four dead.
As if one negative statement wasn’t enough, Dean continued to say that a New York Senator’s endorsement of Rep. Keith Ellison was “the kiss of death.” While this second statement seems aggressive, Ellison does have ties to radical people including Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader.
In defense of his comment above, Dean continued:
“…because I had to say no to Chuck Schumer when he demanded $5 million, because I said, ‘Chuck, you’re not getting it for the DSCC; I’m putting it into local races.”
Even if there is truth, what do you think about these statements? Do you think it’s just political chit-chat or do you think it’s uncalled for? Let us know below!
Howard Dean: “I think Chuck Schumer’s endorsement is the kiss of death.” (Schumer endorsed Ellison.) pic.twitter.com/znlaCrVz8j
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 24, 2017
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