- The Washington Times
Monday, May 20, 2019

Actor Jeff Daniels says President Trump and millions of racist Republican voters are an existential threat to the nation that must be stopped via leaks at the Department of Justice.

The man who played “Harry” in “Dumber and Dumber” and “Will McAvoy” in “The Newsroom” told an MSNBC panel on Monday that America may not exist much longer if “heroes” within the federal government didn’t start leaking damaging information.

“At the end of the day, aside from ‘yeah, I didn’t want to pay taxes,’ it’s race,” the actor said. “It’s race. This is about the Republican Party, or a wing of it, going this is our last chance to save the party, and if we don’t it’s the end of the Republican Party. And the only way they could do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘go ahead, it’s OK.’ And he did. And they did. And that was the only card they have left to play and they played it. And they aren’t going to go quietly. … Who are the heroes going to be? Is it going to be the Daniel Ellsberg ‘Pentagon Papers’ guy? Whose the guy the Justice Department is going to go, “Here, Washington Post. Here’s the unredacted. Go. I’m waiting for that guy. I need people to stand up and be heroic. Who are you? Because Democracy is at stake.”

“We’re all waiting for that guy,” replied anchor Nicolle Wallace.

“If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020, which I agree, and lose — it’s the end of democracy,” the actor concluded.

Mr. Daniels‘ commentary came while discussing the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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