Schumer has called Fox News the number 1 cause of erosion in U.S Democracy
During an appearance on CNN’s The Lead on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Schumer referred to FOX NEWS as the number one cause of erosion in our democracy in light of the defamation complaint filed by Dominion Voting Systems against the network.
Schumer warned that The threat to our democracy may be worse than it has ever been before because when people wonder if the elections are for real, democracy is on edge. Trust in the electoral process is, after all, the bedrock, the very essence of our democratic system.
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If this wanes, I fear that our democracy will wain and my children and grandchildren will not enjoy the same great possibilities that I did as the son of an exterminator. The question is, what brought this about? Fox News and its pundits were the primary perpetrators of the big lie, doing so day after day, night after night, hour after hour, week after week, year after year.
They are the primary reason for the decline of our democratic institutions. Schumer also mentioned that it’s a feeling that he has. Indeed, he adores our free nation. He added that We’ve been waiting in line every November for the past two centuries. We’re going to the polls now. Whether we won or lost, the next day everyone remembered Bush-Gore and respected the results of the election.
And now, all of a sudden, you’ve got this network disseminating the false information, and they’re doing a great job of it, convincing one-third of the population and two-thirds of the Republican Party that our democracy is rigged. If you’re familiar with the history of dictatorships, you know that this is the point where everything starts to go apart. It’s unlikely to be that way in the United States, where democracy has deep historical roots. Still, I’m concerned, and there’s pressure to resist.