Far-left voices offer less than celebratory Independence Day messages. They warn of extremist voices and urge Americans to sponsor Ukrainian refugees.
Although conservatives were more enthusiastic about reaffirming America’s “greatest nation” status and reminding Americans to give God glory, others on the left weren’t as positive.
Eric Adams, the New York City Mayor (D), used the day to warn Americans about the dangers of extremist voices attacking liberties — likely referring to Roe v. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court. Adams neglected to mention that New York City was one of the most mandate-happy areas in the country during the coronavirus epidemic. Local leaders took away New Yorkers’ liberties by implementing vaccine passports and extending mask mandates.
Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker (D-CA), offered the same theme and stated that “we must always take part in the proud American tradition… of expanding freedom rather than restricting rights.” This could be a reference to Roe v Wade.
Al Green (D. Texas) used his platform as a reminder to Americans that they have a responsibility to protect freedom from bigots using bombs and the powerful with pens.
He said, “Until all of #free are available, no one is truly free.”
Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrat (D-FL), encouraged Americans to keep speaking out and to “protest peacefully.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic-Florida Representative, used the occasion to criticize Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis (R), accused him and his extremist Republican allies of continuing to “scuttle speech and science.”
She claimed that “As America celebrates its freedoms, @GovRonDeSantis’ cronies like @JimmyPatronis crush all expression and silence anyone who disagrees with their dangerous point-of-view,”
Hillary Clinton, a twice-failed presidential candidate, used the Fourth to urge Americans to support Ukrainian refugees.