PoliticsFriday 05.27.22

Behind The Viral Speech That Made Mallory McMorrow an Overnight Sensation | Hell & High Water

John Heilemann talks with Mallory McMorrow, the 35-year-old Democratic state senator in Michigan whose fiery, 5-minute floor speech last month denouncing the Republican Party’s divisive rhetoric and demagogic tactics on cultural issues (and its targeting of LGBTQ Americans in particular) went wildly viral .... turning her into an overnight national political sensation. Heilemann and McMorrow discuss the genesis of the speech, her decision to speak out after being baselessly accused of “grooming” children by a GOP colleague, and how Democrats can and should fight back against the Republican culture war and reclaim the language of faith from those using it as a weapon. Tune in to the full episode to hear why McMorrow agrees with James Carville that Democrats have a “wokeness problem” — and why her method of arguing in favor of progressive goals in language suited to the factory floor, not the faculty lounge, is the solution.

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