Please add your signature to this Do It Yourself campaign created by Mike Marceau, a constituent of Congressman Jamie Raskin and also the President of the Washington, D.C., area chapter of Veterans For Peace.
Consider the rhetoric from one of the most promising new House members, Democrat Jamie Raskin, at a recent rally near the Washington Monument. Reading from a prepared text, Raskin warmed up by declaring that “Donald Trump is the hoax perpetrated on the Americans by the Russians.” Soon the congressman named such varied countries as Hungary, the Philippines, Syria and Venezuela, and immediately proclaimed: “All the despots, dictators and kleptocrats have found each other, and Vladimir Putin is the ringleader of the unfree world.”
He even blamed Vladimir Putin for Brexit.
Watch the speech and sign a petition asking Congressman Raskin to stop spreading Russophobia.
Later, asked about factual errors in his speech, Raskin floundered during a filmed interview with The Real News.
Watch the interview and sign the petition urging Raskin to:
• Cease and desist from spreading factually wrong and dangerously hostile rhetoric about Russia.
• Get back in touch with his progressive roots instead of walking a new Cold War party line.
• Reaffirm his support for peace and opposition to all wars of aggression.
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