Ben Shapiro called out Democrats for engaging in rhetoric that is as bad or in some cases "significantly worse" than statements President Trump made in 2016. 

Shapiro said on "Fox & Friends" that remarks from former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are contributing to a "very volatile moment" leading into the midterm elections. 

At an appearance stumping for local Georgia Democratic candidates, Holder was shown on video calling on Democrats to be "as tough" as Republicans.

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"Michelle [Obama] always says, 'When they go low, we go high.' No. When they go low, we kick 'em," he said. 

That statement came just before Clinton said Democrats cannot be "civil" with Republicans this election cycle. 

"You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," she said.

Shapiro also brought up Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) defending left-wing activists who have confronted lawmakers in public, arguing it is justified because of rising "white supremacy" in the U.S. 

"Is that good for the country? Certainly not," Shapiro said. 

He ended by saying that the left's mistreatment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh has been a motivating factor for Republican voters and it's evident in recent Senate polls. 

Watch the interview above and watch "The Ben Shapiro Election Special" on Sunday night at 8:00pm ET on Fox News Channel!

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