There’s a race to the bottom and then there’s a mutually agreed upon race to the sludge that settles at the bottom of a slough that actually can hurt people.

Barack Obama’s former attorney general, Eric Holder, — who if you recall was actually found in contempt of Congress before exiting with the administration — fully disavowed former First Lady Michelle Obama’s famous phrase, “When they go low, we go high” on Tuesday and, instead advocated violence.

“Michelle [Obama] always says, “When they go low, we go high,” Holder said. “No. When they go low, we kick them.”

Between Holder and Rep. Maxine Waters calling for Republicans to be confronted and chased out of every public space and now advocating physical violence, this is really not the best look or direction for a party that got members worked up because people at a Trump rally chanted lock her up. A specifically non-violent approach involving due process, if there was actually anyone in that crowd who meant it as more than a harkening back to 20216 chants about Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Let’s just hope no one gets hurt because they feel emboldened by Holder’s careless words.