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On Don Lemon Tonight Wednesday, the host chatted with fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo about how the Senate Republicans voted against a motion to debate voting rights legislation earlier in the day. And Lemon, who grew increasingly more frustrated during the talk, said it isn’t the Republicans’ fault this is happening, but rather the Democrats who can’t seem to get their message out.
“Why are you so bad at politics, Democrats?” Lemon asked. “When you have the winning message, when you have the senate and you have the congress and you have the White House and you can't win with a winning message, something is wrong.”
In this case, the “message” is the latest iteration of the voting rights bill, aimed at strengthening voting rights and overhauling the nation's election systems. And Lemon said his enthusiasm for the issue stems from not wanting America to lose its democracy, or be a country of minority rule.
“So, I have this platform that I have now, and I am speaking very passionately about it,” Lemon said. “Democrats, get your butts in gear and get passionate about saving this damn country. You’re not doing it! You’re weak! You are weak! You are weak!”