Pima County Dem Party explains why it shared the ‘F**k the 4th’ flyer

Democrats in Arizona claimed they made a “mistake” after tweeting about an event called “F–k the Fourth.”

The Pima County Democratic Party stirred up controversy by promoting the 4th of July event meant to “mourn” the Supreme Court decision that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.

“F–k the Fourth. See you at Reid Park,” read the now-deleted tweet about the planned event hosted by the Tucson Women’s March, which has its own tweets protected.

“Bring comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, posters, and your anger,” an image captured of the flyer read.

The local Arizona Democratic Party deleted the tweet soon after, claiming it was posted in error and that they would “do better.” But as can be seen in images of the initial post, the group’s own tweet included not only the flyer, but their own caption which read: “F*ck the Fourth. See you at Reid Park.”

“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,” the Pima County Democrats declared on their verified Twitter account.

“2/3 Make no mistake, however. We support the event which will be on July 4 at 7 pm at Reid Park. The event was organized to help women in our community grieve for the loss of their bodily autonomy, which we consider an elemental right,” they continued, doubling down on their support of the event, nonetheless.

“3/3 Our posting of the graphic upset some people,” the Democrats concluded. “We urge you to save your outrage for the women in this state who will die of botched abortions. Arizona is not a good place to be a woman right now.”

“This sickens me,” tweeted Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, Karrin Taylor Robson.

“There it is – the modern Democrat Party in a single tweet,” she added. “Shameful.”

Other Republicans were likewise critical of the tweet and the event. But the criticism even came from Democrats like Adrian Fontes, a candidate vying for Secretary of State in Arizona.

Here is a sampling of other reactions on Twitter:

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