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WASHINGTON- American democracy and the American individuals are what make the US one of the best nation on the earth, lawmakers from each side of the aisle instructed Fox Information on Thursday.
“America is one of the best nation on the earth, and the theme from our fore-founders ahead has been towards a extra excellent union,” Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat instructed Fox Information. “And the easiest way to do this is in a democratic republic with free and open voting and other people talking their thoughts to maneuver the nation ahead.”
Rep. Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, agreed.
“I believe America is the best nation on the earth,” he stated. “And that is why we have got to come back collectively and shield and protect it.”
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A New York Occasions/Siena Faculty ballot discovered solely 37% of Democrats suppose the US is the best nation on the earth. It additionally discovered that 55% of Democrats thought it was nice, however not the best, whereas one other 7% stated the US is “not a terrific nation.”
However each Fox Information lawmaker interviewed – together with Democrats – stated America is the best nation on the earth.
Sen. Cory Booker stated America is “completely, unequivocally” one of the best nation on the earth.
“Individuals from everywhere in the world are right here in America each day, coming collectively, working collectively, to aspire to make not only a extra excellent union, however as they are saying within the Bible, to be a lightweight unto all nations,” the New Jersey Democrat added.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, stated America is one of the best nation with out query.
“And the reason being, our democracy, our type of authorities,” Grijalva stated. “The power to appropriate and get higher inside our system of illustration and within the rule of legislation.”
“No different nation does that, and so long as we do this, we will be nice,” he added.
Final month, President Biden stated in entrance of Independence Corridor in Philadelphia that “MAGA forces,” had been decided to take the nation backward and threaten democracy.
“Equality and democracy are beneath assault,” Biden stated in his handle.
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Rep. Andy Kim, one other New Jersey Democrat, stated he believes America is the best nation on the earth due to the alternatives the nation offers everybody to come back and search a greater life.
“Fifty years in the past to this 12 months, my mother and father got here to the US,” Kim instructed Fox Information. “They got here right here as a result of they knew that right here, me and my sister might have a greater life and extra alternatives than they did.”
“And I am now elevating my five-year-old, my six-year-old down the street from the place I grew up,” Kim added.
In The New York Occasions/Sienna Faculty ballot, 69% of Republicans referred to as the US the “best nation on the earth.” One other 24% stated it was nice however not the best. Solely 5% of Republicans stated the US will not be a terrific nation.
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“America must be everyone’s favourite nation that works right here on Capitol Hill,” Rep. David Kustoff, a Tennessee Republican stated. “It actually is mine.”
“Take into consideration all the pieces that we get to expertise, all of the freedoms that we take pleasure in at the moment—that is the envy of everybody else in the remainder of the world,” Kustoff continued. “Factor is, now we have to keep in mind that now we have to proceed to combat for these freedoms.”
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Rep. Mike Kelly instructed Fox Information: “I do not know the way anyone can sit on this physique and put out it is a horrible nation, we’re racist, we do not assist folks, we do not do something.”
“We are the ones that present up. It is at all times America,” the Pennsylvania Republican stated. “We obtained thousands and thousands coming in right here illegally as a result of they need to be in America.”
“If we will not rise up for America, we will not stand for something,” Kelly stated.
Tyler Olson contributed to this report.