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WASHINGTON – American democracy and the American individuals are what make the U.S. the perfect nation on the earth, lawmakers from either side of the aisle informed Fox News on Thursday.
“America is the best country in the world, and the theme from our fore-founders forward has been toward a more perfect union,” Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat informed Fox News. “And the best way to do that is in a democratic republic with free and open voting and people speaking their mind to move the nation forward.”
Rep. Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, agreed.
“I think America is the greatest country in the world,” he mentioned. “And that’s why we’ve got to come together and protect and preserve it.”
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A New York Times/Siena College poll found only 37% of Democrats assume the United States 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% mentioned the U.S. is “not a great country.”
But each lawmaker Fox News interviewed – together with Democrats – mentioned America is the best nation on the earth.
Sen. Cory Booker mentioned America is “absolutely, unequivocally” the perfect nation on the earth.
“People from all over the world are here in America every day, coming together, working together, to aspire to make not just a more perfect union, but as they say in the Bible, to be a light unto all nations,” the New Jersey Democrat added.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, mentioned America is the perfect nation with out query.
“And the reason is, our democracy, our form of government,” Grijalva mentioned. “The ability to correct and get better within our system of representation and in the rule of law.”
“No other country does that, and as long as we do that, we’re going to be fine,” he added.
Last month, President Biden mentioned in entrance of Independence Hall in Philadelphia that “MAGA forces,” had been decided to take the nation backward and threaten democracy.
“Equality and democracy are under assault,” Biden mentioned in his tackle.
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Rep. Andy Kim, one other New Jersey Democrat, mentioned he believes America is the best nation on the earth due to the alternatives the nation gives everybody to come back and search a greater life.
“Fifty years ago to this year, my parents came to the United States,” Kim informed Fox News. “They came here because they knew that here, me and my sister could have a better life and more opportunities than they did.”
“And I’m now raising my five-year-old, my six-year-old down the road from where I grew up,” Kim added.
In The New York Time/Sienna College ballot, 69% of Republicans known as the U.S. the “greatest country in the world.” Another 24% mentioned it was nice however not the best. Only 5% of Republicans mentioned the U.S. will not be an ideal nation.
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“America should be everybody’s favorite country that works here on Capitol Hill,” Rep. David Kustoff, a Tennessee Republican mentioned. “It certainly is mine.”
“Think about everything that we get to experience, all the freedoms that we enjoy today—that’s the envy of everyone else in the rest of the world,” Kustoff continued. “Thing is, we have to remember that we have to continue to fight for those freedoms.”
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Rep. Mike Kelly informed Fox News: “I don’t know how anybody can sit in this body and put out this is a terrible country, we’re racist, we don’t help people, we don’t do anything.”
“We’re the ones that show up. It’s always America,” the Pennsylvania Republican mentioned. “We got millions coming in here illegally because they want to be in America.”
“If we can’t stand up for America, we can’t stand for anything,” Kelly mentioned.
Tyler Olson contributed to this report.