Arizona is a divided state. There should be at most a few things that unify people, regardless of their political views. Independence Day is one such thing. The Pima County Democratic Party didn’t get the memo.
Local party members are being investigated for supporting a Tuscon Woman’s March F*ck The Fourth event on Monday night.
The local party shared an infographic on their Twitter page asking for people to bring “comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, posters, anger, and food” to the rally.
The post says, “Let’s grieve with F*cking Fourth.”
F*ck the Fourth. See you at Reid Park. pic.twitter.com/opsStTQ1SZ
— Pima County Democratic Party, July 1, 2022 (@PimaDems).
This post was up for approximately five hours since Friday morning but was removed at 2:25 p.m. Arizona Time.
Social media users were not shy in voicing their disapproval of the event.
“Please Democrats. I’m begging you. Make this your message,” Arizona State House candidate Trey Terry tweeted.
“What is the matter with this? It’s not a good look @PimaDems,” Laurie Roberts tweeted. The economy is the main reason Democrats are having trouble with optics in the coming midterm elections. However, this tweet might give voters another reason for concern.
— Laurie Roberts (@LaurieRoberts) July 1, 2022
Stephen Miller, a conservative commentator, tweeted “Winning message”.
Winning message. https://t.co/LK2tMhib7e
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 1, 2022
While the far-left may be inclined to put a slap on the celebration of America’s founding, we know that many Democrats still observe Independence Day. The state and the national party should both hope that this post is not seen by too many voters in a state as competitive as Arizona.
This is not the way the country should move forward. While it is one thing for someone to choose not to celebrate Independence Day, it is quite another when an official local party openly despises the celebration of America’s founding.
Following the publication of this article, the Party issued the following statement:
Thread: 1/3 PCDP posted a graphic advertising a women’s march which, we agree, was in poor taste. We were eager to share the event, and in our haste we used the graphic provided by the event organizer. That was a mistake, and we will do better.
— Pima County Democratic Party (@PimaDems) July 1, 2022