Published On: Mon, Jun 28th, 2021

OC Republican Defends Juneteenth Celebration From Some Conservative Firebrands

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Asian-American business leader and outspoken Orange County, Calif., Republican Marc Ang is disappointed with the flak he has taken from some conservatives who say he shouldn’t have held an event celebrating Juneteenth. The reaction from some voices on the right of the political spectrum opposing the Juneteenth celebration “really kind of broke my heart,” Ang said. “I got scathing emails from a lot of people … telling me what a wrong move I’m making,” he told The Epoch Times. Heated conversations on social media over Juneteenth and its ties to controversial leftwing activist groups have left many Americans divided and some conservatives in a quandary over whether they should celebrate the historic event. Ang believes Republicans should choose their battles more wisely and that fighting against Juneteenth is “picking the wrong hill to die on.” His event, under the banner of Juneteenth, in Long Beach, Calif., on June 19, promoted …

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