Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore says this week's power grab by North Carolina Republicans is a preview of how the GOP will exercise power nationally in the coming weeks.
In an interview with MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” on Friday night, Moore said the developments in North Carolina demonstrate that the GOP no longer feels restrained by longstanding political customs.
“It’s a good coming attraction to how the Republicans are going to use power in the next — not few years — few weeks and months,” he said.
“You have to admire conservatives and Republicans. They are so brazen. They are so — they don’t care, they just go for it,” Moore added, calling it “amazing.”
On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill that will curtail the power of the next governor — Democrat Roy Cooper — to appoint members of various state boards, just weeks before he is to give up his seat.
Moore said he wished liberals had the same “courage of their convictions” and “decisiveness” that he sees Republicans exhibiting in their use of power, adding that the Democratic Party is “absolutely” in a crisis.
“You have to fight fire with fire,” Moore said. “You absolutely have to. You can stay on the high road and fight at the same time.”
Moore said that if circumstances in the presidential election had been reversed, and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE had won the Electoral College but Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE had led the popular vote, the Republican Party would be doing everything in its power to delegitimize the results.
With the Electoral College voting on Monday, Moore said it is imperative that Democratic activists organize, protest and try to disrupt Trump’s path to the presidency.
“The man has no right to enter that house,” Moore said, adding that Trump does not have a mandate.