The New York Times referred to former Attorney General Eric Holder and lawyer Michael Avenatti’s rhetoric as channeling “righteous anger,” in a Friday news story titled “Michelle Obama Wanted Democrats to ‘Go High.’ Now They Aren’t So Sure.”
Their strategy is one “that some Democrats find appealing — showing strength and fighting back,” the story’s homepage banner read.
“When they go low, we kick them,” Holder said this week, changing up a famous phrase of former first lady Michelle Obama.
“When they go low, I say hit back harder,” Stormy Daniels’s attorney Avenatti said this summer, according to The NYT. Avenatti challenged Donald Trump Jr. to a three-round mixed martial arts fight for charity Tuesday morning.
This would be for two great causes. I’m in. https://t.co/zo46yhsXCi
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 9, 2018
“It is one thing for Mr. Avenatti, the party’s telegenic anti-Trump id, to seize this kind of rhetorical real estate,” The NYT news story read. “But increasingly, much of the Democratic establishment seems to be marching that way, too, channeling the righteous anger of the progressive base.”
The news story also highlighted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday remarks about the uselessness of “civility,” which were in direct contrast with a September op-ed by Republican Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise that called for a “higher level of civility.”