Former Attorney General Eric Holder claims he wasn’t advocating violence against Republicans when he said of Democrats, “When they go low, we kick them.”

“Ok, stop the fake outrage,” Holder tweeted Thursday. “I’m obviously not advocating violence.”

“I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in — the end," he added.

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Holder was condemned for his recent comments that surfaced in a video online Wednesday.

Former first lady Michelle Obama, a friend of Holder’s, dismissed his distortion of her famous 2016 motto.

“Fear is not a proper motivator,” she said Thursday. “Hope wins out. Think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors?”

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., responded, “This is not who we are.”

Later on in the video, Holder did clarify that when he said “kick them,” he was not advocating “anything inappropriate” or “anything illegal.”

“We have to be tough, and we have to fight,” he said.