The long one, which Mr. Raskin, who has written two books on Supreme Court cases, intends to deliver Wednesday on the House floor, begins this way: “We came very close to experiencing a coup in America.
It was like an attempted coup wrapped inside a violent riot wrapped inside some cosmetic protests on the outside.”He went on: “And the president gave all kinds of aid, comfort and exhortation to the mob.
His father, Marcus Raskin, who died in 2017, was an aide to President John F. Kennedy and a vehement opponent of the Vietnam War.
The younger Mr. Raskin keeps a 1964 clipping from The Washington Post with a photo of him as a 2-year-old toting a placard at a protest.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Thomas Bloom Raskin, named for the Revolutionary War figure Thomas Paine, was an heir to this legacy.
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