Barack Obama has related the road to a non-democratic America to what he believes was the road that could be seen in Hungary and Poland.
The former president of the United States gave an interview to CNN, in which he described the Republican Party as thinking of democracy in a way that was unacceptable even five years ago.
Specifically, Obama said that it must be recognized that America will not become undemocratic in a big boom, but that the road will be paved with multiple steps. As examples, he brought up Hungary and Poland, referring, in Hungary’s case, to the Orbán government.
Obama’s interview is timely, since the United States Senate is currently discussing a bill intended to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, which resulted in the death of five people.
One of the aspects motivating the attackers were Donald Trump’s statements regarding the election which he lost against Joe Biden, saying without proof that they were manipulated and rigged.
Obama’s statements in the interview refer to the Republic senators who have chosen to block the bill, and he describes them as being forced to accept the party’s stance due to the risk of losing their position. Similar instances of this, Obama said, could be found following the Capitol Hill riots, when some Republicans condemned the attacks, then “poof, suddenly everybody was back in line.”
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