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MSNBC Panelist: Kavanaugh Appointment Supports GOP’s Goal of ‘Thousand-Year Reich’

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October 9, 2018

Elie Mystal, editor of legal website Above the Law, on Sunday compared Republicans to Nazi Germany after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

In an MSNBC segment flagged by Mediaite, Mystal said Republicans sought a “thousand-year reich” by maintaining control of the government, a reference to the Nazi Third Reich that ruled Germany in the 1930s through World War II. Arguing that “these people” who support Trump and Kavanaugh are seeking to oppress women and minorities, Mystal said Democrats have to “join the battle” by voting out Republicans.

“Democratic turnout doesn’t need to be high for a midterm. It needs to be high for a presidential election. That’s what we’re about to see,” Mystal said. “We’re going to see if this reign—that [Republicans] now have control over all three branches of government—we’re going to see if this reign lasts for 30 days or two years, or a thousand-year Reich.”

“Reich,” German for “realm,” is a word used by Nazis for propaganda purposes as they referred to Hitler’s regime as the beginning of the Tausendjähriges Reich, a “thousand-year Reich.” Mystal is one of many left-wing critics of Trump who have accused him and other Republicans of practicing some kind of neo-Nazi politics.

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