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Rep. Himes: Trump Dragged US 'Into Mud of Autocracy and Dictatorship'

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:55 AM

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of moving the U.S. towards a "dictatorship" with his recent comments on Democrats.

In a speech in Ohio on Monday, Trump described Democrats who refused to clap for certain parts of his first State of the Union last week as "un-American," and asked, "Can we call that treason? Why not?"

"This president, and in that moment, dragged this country deep into the mud of autocracy and dictatorship, as opposed to the kind of democracy that, whether you watch Fox News or [MSNBC's] Rachel Maddow, you ought to aspire this country to have," Himes said in an interview on CNN's "New Day." 

He then referred to Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., who shouted "you lie" during a speech by former President Barack Obama in 2009.

"I would suggest that standing up and shouting 'you lie' is a little bit less dignified, a little less thoughtful than people not applauding for things that they disagree with," he said.

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Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of moving the U.S. towards a "dictatorship" with his recent comments on Democrats.
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