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A local Democratic Party in Arizona deleted a tweet promoting an event called “F–k the Fourth.”
The event, which the now-deleted tweet said was being organized by the Tucson Women’s March, was promoted by the Pima County Democratic Party on Twitter.
“F–k the Fourth. See you in Reid Park,” the tweet read.
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“Bring comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, signs, and your anger,” the event description says.
After Fox News Digital reached out for comment, the Pima County Democratic Party removed the tweet.
In a follow-up tweet thread, the Pima County Democratic Party said posting the graphic was a “mistake” but said it still supports the “F–k the 4th” event.
“PCDP posted a graphic advertising a women’s march which we agree was in poor taste. We were anxious to share the event and in our haste used the graphic provided by the event organizer. That was a mistake and we will do better,” the Pima County Democratic Party tweeted. “However, make no mistake. We support the event which will be on the 4th of July at 7pm in Reid Park. The event was organized to help women in our community mourn the loss of their bodily autonomy, which we consider to be a right. elementary.”
They also said that while the graphic “upset some people,” the outrage should be reserved for “the women in this state who will die from botched abortions.”
“Our posting of the chart upset some people. We urge you to save your outrage for the women in this state who will die from botched abortions. Arizona is not a good place to be a woman right now,” the group said.
The Tucson Women’s March has posted multiple retweets of other users’ tweets with the hashtag “#F–kthefourth.”
“This 4th of July will not be the same, it will be a solemn occasion. We have lost rights,” says a retweet.
“I will not celebrate a country that does not recognize my rights over my own body,” says another.
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The Tucson Women’s March event was planned after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.
Karrin Taylor Robson, a Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, tweeted in response to the event that “This makes me sick,” adding that the event is an example of the “Modern Democratic Party in one tweet.”
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“There it is: the modern Democratic Party in one tweet. Arizona patriots will gather with friends/family on Independence Day to celebrate the birth of our nation and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom. But these Democrats will do something very different. Embarrassing,” Robson said.
Conservatives were quick to criticize the tweet, with one person saying the county Democratic Party is “digging itself” into a hole.
“Pima County Democrats should be in the shovel business with the hole they’re digging themselves into,” Red State writer Cameron Arcand wrote.
Democrat Adrian Fontes, who is running for Secretary of State in Arizona, also criticized the tweet, asking, “What the hell are you thinking @PimaDems?”
“Absolutely NOT how this Democrat feels. What the hell are you thinking @PimaDems? wrote.