Leo Terrell, a civil rights attorney said that the way the Democrats played the race card over the 4th of July holiday makes him feel embarrassed to be a Democrat. He said that calling Mount Rushmore a symbol of racism goes too far even for a dedicated Democrat himself.
Terrell says that the Democrats are calling Republicans racist without a shred of evidence to back it up.
The DNC tweeted Monday,
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore, a region once sacred to tribal communities.”
“[Mount Rushmore] is a great place for the president to celebrate our nation’s birthday.”
“That tweet — I want people to hear this. The Democratic Party calling this a ‘white supremacy’ meeting is the race card at its highest level and that came from the Democratic Party.”
“The bottom line is simply this. If you are a Democrat, you can be a racist. But the point here is, you accuse the Republicans of being racist and there is no evidence of that whatsoever. It’s embarrassing and I am embarrassed to be a Democrat tonight.”
Earlier in the week, Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem had said that the DNC’s declaration of Mount Rushmore being a symbol of white supremacy provided a stark contrast between the Democratic Party and Republicans.
“Honestly, that tweet right there represents the choice that people have in this election.”
Hoover Institution Professor Victor Davis Hanson suggested last Monday the people who are toppling statues or demanding that they be removed wouldn’t travel to Mount Rushmore with the same thought in mind.
“So if you’re going to take down Teddy Roosevelt at the National Museum [in New York City], why don’t you go to Mount Rushmore and blow Teddy Roosevelt up? You don’t want to do that because the people in that area of the Dakotas might resist,” he told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”