Senator Todd Young (R-IN) lit up Democrats’ growing opposition to the commemoration of America’s history, ahead of the 244th celebration of Independence Day. As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Sen. Young pointed to the rise of the “radical left’s” vandalization of America’s cities, and the growing trend on the Left of tearing down statues of the leaders who originated American exceptionalism.
“We’ve seen the radical left on full display, vandalizing cities and tearing down monuments to the leaders who made this country great,” the Indiana Republican says.
Sen. Young also called out a since-deleted Tweet from the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) official Twitter account that deemed President Trump’s Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore as an event that is “glorifying White Supremacy:”
June 29, 2020, 9:57 PM ET— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) June 30, 2020
The moment the Democrat Party attacked Mount Rushmore, which features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, as a symbol of white supremacy. pic.twitter.com/0jUipkcB2h
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and former Marine, Sen. Young torched Democrats' insistence on apologizing for patriotism:
"America is an idea, one that bent the arc of mankind forever, toward equality, opportunity and freedom. An idea that should be celebrated and those heroes honored. And no one should apologize for it."
Watch the NRSC’s full Independence Day tribute here:
The radical left is coming after our monuments, our history, and even the 4th of July.— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) July 3, 2020
Our chairman @ToddYoungIN explains why this Independence Day is so important. ????