Published On: Sat, Jun 19th, 2021

California Republicans Denounce ‘Divisive’ Identity Politics  

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 After a year of social justice protests and identity politics leading to the 2020 election, Orange County Republicans say it’s time for Americans to turn down the heat on rhetoric and focus on commonalities rather than differences. But how Republicans should approach such a hot-button topic depends on who you ask within the party. Costa Mesa Republican Assembly (CMRA) President Jennye Bigelow told The Epoch Times that Republicans should resist pressure to embrace identity politics. “We, as Republicans, are not inviting identity politics,” she said. “We believe in individual liberties no matter who you are. All men are created equal, period. The Constitution guarantees rights for all, so no matter what you are, as an American, you have the same rights as everybody else. It is a mistake for Republicans to compete with Democrats for wokeness. Wokeness is antithetical to liberty.” “All men,” she said, is a term that means …

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