UPDATED 3:40 PM PT – Sunday, July 4, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has observed the holiday with a message that emphasized our freedoms as Americans. In a video released on Sunday, the Republican said Americans are free to pursue dreams, practice faith and live freely without an oppressive government.
The lawmaker also urged Americans to never take freedom for granted. He called on listeners to treasure and defend American freedom every single day.
Happy birthday America! 🇺🇸
After the year we've all had, this Independence Day should hold special meaning. Despite the ill-fated efforts of the elites—we are FREE. We can never take our freedom for granted. We have to treasure it—and defend it—each and every day. pic.twitter.com/xl4uaIjgKN
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 4, 2021
“Despite the ill-faded efforts of the elites, we are free to live our lives without an oppressive government trying to control our every thought,” he expressed. “After the year we’ve all had, this Independence Day should hold special meaning. We can never take our freedoms for granted.”
McCarthy’s message comes as other GOP figure, such as RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have also wished Americans a happy holiday.