America is ‘on the brink of a widening abyss,’ former US president warns — Analysis
97-year-old Democrat Jimmy Carter also condemned the January 6 Capitol riot, warning the nation is at risk of a ‘civil conflict’
Former US President Jimmy Carter has penned an op-ed warning Americans that the country needs to take “immediate action” if it is going to keep from losing its “precious democracy.”
“Our great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss,”Carter was president between 1977 and 1981. He wrote a column in the New York Times on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Capitol riot of January 6.
Carter states that Carter is correct. “Americans must set aside their differences and work together before it is too late.”
The former president also made sure to condemn the Capitol riot, however, along with anyone who has suggested there was any fraud in the 2020 presidential election – a claim which continues to be made by former President Donald Trump and some of his supporters.
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“There followed a brief hope that the insurrection would shock the nation into addressing the toxic polarization that threatens our democracy,” Carter wrote, adding that “promoters of the lie that the election was stolen have taken over one political party” “stoked distrust”in the electoral process. The Republican Party was also targeted by President Joe Biden in a speech Thursday. He said it has been guilty of “hacking” the electoral process. “transformed into something else”Since Trump.
Carter joined former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to condemn the Capitol riot that occurred shortly after Jan 6. Over 700 people have been charged in connection with the incident, and a House committee continues to investigate the alleged responsibility of Trump on the day’s events, as he spoke in Washington, DC shortly before the riot, continuing to push his belief that the election was stolen.
Carter asserts that the US is insolvent “fought so hard”To achieve “the right to free, fair elections”Globally, it is clear that the basic human right now exists. “dangerously fragile”State at home
New from Jimmy Carter: “I now fear that what we have fought so hard to achieve globally — the right to free, fair elections, unhindered by strongman politicians who seek nothing more than to grow their own power — has become dangerously fragile at home.” https://t.co/E39Z0EYPV3
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) January 5, 2022
While Carter’s op-ed was supposedly written for all Americans, it has mainly earned praise from left-wing activists and celebrities.
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