Seth MacFarlane begs Dems to unify

Seth MacFarlane begs Dems to unify
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Seth MacFarlane begged Democrats to unify on Friday, urging "more unity, less Twitter" while warning "social media-style outrage" will lead to President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE's reelection. 

"Dear Democrats — I beg you: More unity, less Twitter. You’re all on the same side," the "Family Guy" creator wrote to his 14.9 million followers.

"If you allow the disease of social media-style outrage to infect Congressional process, it’s gonna more Trump in 2020. Put the internet on pause, get in a room, and talk." 

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Several Democrats have rushed to defend Pelosi, and some have ripped Ocasio-Cortez.

“What a weak argument,” said Rep. Wm. Lacy ClayWilliam (Lacy) Lacy ClayBlack Lives Matter activist Cori Bush on running for Congress: 'We have to have progressive change' GOP House candidate publishes 23-page report claiming George Floyd death was deepfake video Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress MORE (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus who is facing a primary challenge from a rival backed by Justice Democrats, the liberal group that also supported Ocasio-Cortez.
 
“Because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. Unbelievable to me,” Clay said.

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalDemocrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE (D-Wash.), a Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair who is Indian American, defended Ocasio-Cortez, saying she could empathize with the New York congresswoman over feeling targeted over race or ethnicity. 

“I can tell you that it happens all the time. It isn't usually from just one person. The system is geared in that way,” Jayapal said. “It's just a constant thing we deal with as women of color. It's always harder when it's perceived as coming from your own side, whether that was how it was intended or not.”
 
MacFarlane made a similar argument in June, opining that "Democrats are eating each other" with their rhetoric.

“At the moment, everywhere you look, Democrats are eating each other — usually over public remarks, offhand comments, and verbiage,” he tweeted. “Folks, you keep this up, you can pretty much count on four more years of Trump. Don’t do that to us, please.”