New York Young Republicans Plan Event to Defend Teddy Roosevelt Statue Scheduled for Removal
The New York Young Republicans (NYYRs) are leading the charge to defend the legacy Teddy Roosevelt, the iconic President who put America first throughout his career in public office, from the left-wing mob.
They released a statement expressing their disdain for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in folding to the mob and announcing the removal of a Roosevelt statue.
“The New York Young Republican Club expresses its unreserved disgust and outrage with the de Blasio administration’s shameful decision to remove the monumental statue dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt on Central Park West,” the NYYRs wrote.
“President Roosevelt’s impact on American society, both contemporaneously and in the decades since, cannot be overstated. Unlike leftists today who dwell in the dark recesses of their mind when confronted with challenges, President Roosevelt embraced a strenuous, outdoor lifestyle. He ran cattle, wrote histories, and served with distinction in the Spanish-American war as he and his fellow Rough Riders helped conquer Cuba. In politics, he served with pride as Governor of New York, and he remains the youngest man to be elected president at forty-two years old,” they added.
In response, the NYYRs will be gathering on Sunday to defend the statue at the American Museum of Natural History. They will be gathering by the museum at Noon to “send de Blasio a message that we will not stand idly by as American history and tradition is destroyed.”
Best-selling author Michelle Malkin, who has been leading the charge to protect national monuments, is in the corner of the NYYRs as they take their stand against the Black Lives Matter (BLM) terror group.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 24, 2020
We need @realDonaldTrump to declare July 4 #DefendOurMonuments day. I repeat: He should hold Mount Rushmore rally, bringing show of force w/National Guard. Patriots everywhere should stand guard at historic sites/statues/churches in their towns & cities. https://t.co/XLMup5mnJn
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 25, 2020
Big League Politics reported on the announcement that Roosevelt’s statue would be removed earlier this week:
The American Museum of Natural History announced that it would remove an iconic statue of American President Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, bowing to a politically correct leftist mob who has recently decided that the statue of Roosevelt is racist.
The statue features Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by a Native American man and an African man. The statue is intended to commemorate Roosevelt’s legacy as a world explorer and outdoorsman; Roosevelt had led a scientifically notable expedition to the continent of Africa in 1910, collecting more than 10,000 specimens of animal life largely unknown to western science at the time.
The statue had been defaced by left-wing vandals in 2017, in one of the first acts of opposition to the image of American history.
Ellen V. Futter, the President of the Museum- which Roosevelt himself played a crucial role in founding- explained her decision to purge the President’s image from the facility, although there’s no explanation of where the statue(which was installed in 1940) is going to be placed. “We believe that moving the statue can be a symbol of progress in our commitment to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable society.”
Even though most Republican leaders have been silent in the face of a left-wing cultural revolution, the NYYRs are showing that the grassroots have not thrown in the towel in the fight to save America.