By Henry Rodgers
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez released a statement attacking the condition of the U.S. and the lack of freedom across the country on the Fourth of July.
“Thousands of children have been separated from their parents at our southern border. At our highest court, workers’ rights are being taken away, voting rights are under assault, Muslim Americans are being discriminated against for their faith, and women’s right to choose is under threat like never before,” Perez said in a statement.
Perez also stated that on Independence Day, too many Americans are out of jobs and can’t receive health care. The unemployment rate in the U.S., however, is the lowest it’s been in 18 years under President Donald Trump, and black unemployment has also dropped to 6.8 percent, the lowest since 1972.
“As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we recognize that America’s founding promise remains out of reach for too many families. Too many members of our society are still struggling to find a good-paying job or get the health care they need. Too many women, LGBTQ Americans, people of color, and people with disabilities still face inequality and injustice across our society,” Perez continued.
Republicans released a much different statement Wednesday, with a positive message honoring those who fought to make a America a free nation, as well as thanking service members for their dedication to the U.S.
“As we celebrate more than two centuries of independence, we honor the patriots who declared America a free nation in 1776,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “We also remember and thank our service members for their lasting dedication and countless sacrifices to guard our liberties.”
McDaniel stated the RNC would “uphold America’s founding principles and continue to fight for our inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.”
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