The Netroots Nation Annual Conference has been around for over a decade. It's widely considered the largest annual conference for progressives, bringing in thousands of attendees from across the world. Its main purpose is to bring in young activists trying to learn the ropes of politics, including several bloggers, raw journalists, and potential future politicos.

This year it is being held in Atlanta, Georgia between August 10-13. Among those in attendance include Minnesota Democratic Representative Keith Ellison, who also serves as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who also plays a large role behind Nancy Pelosi in the DNC.

Ellison erupts in fury

As reported by The Daily Caller on Friday, Ellison hashed out during the conference using what some have since considered blatantly deranged remarks by comparing President Trump to North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, saying the POTUS isn't as responsible as Jong Un.

Moreover, he made it clear of his dislike of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. When asked why he takes exception to Gorsuch, Ellison assertively elaborated. "I said the other day that I thought that Neil Gorsuch was an illegitimate justice. I said, 'No, wait a minute. This guy escaped every rule that you're supposed to go through to become a Supreme Court Justice.' How is he legit?" Gorsuch was recently in the news sharing his opinion on British baby Charlie Gard's controversial life and death medical condition of whether to pull the child off life support or let him continue to fight.

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Attempting to paint the full picture, Ellison excruciatingly berated the entire Republican Party by naming them "the party of racism." He went on to say that Abraham Lincoln, if alive today, most certainly would not associate with the majority of the party based on their current ideology. Specifically, Ellison believes most, not all, of the party is filled with politicians who hold true to one particular ideal - racism. He included POTUS in the list of candidates expressing racial tendencies.

Conference's prior year

Last year during the conference, panelist Rev. Osagyefo Sekou questioned the entire necessity of police officers, asking why they even exist. Sekou suggested that police officers were coherent to "systematic oppression of African Americans in the U.S. Furthermore, he concluded that their primary role was to safeguard global elitist and their worldwide capital resources by preventing theft and mass uproar through physical vandalism.

The Washington Examiner reported that Ellison retracted his remarks soon after leaving the room, but word travels fast in the modern age of technology.

Needless to say, social media erupted in a frenzy.

The conference is aired on C-SPAN.