Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers has suggested that the Labor Day celebration is in fact a “Communist Holiday.”
Rogers did not expand upon her reasoning for criticizing the federal holiday, which takes place on the first Monday of September and celebrates the American workforce.
“Labor Day is a Communist Holiday,” the Republican tweeted on September 6.
Her comments were met with mockery from other social media users.
“You do realize that if you keep falsely calling all good things communist you’re only going to make communism more attractive, no?” asked Twitter user @smenor.
Condemning the tweet while paraphrasing her own words, writer Shiv Ramdas added: “‘working is Communism.’”
Labor Day was first celebrated in New York in 1882, although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1894.
The day is meant to celebrate a number of workers’ rights that have been implemented in the country, as well as the social and economic achievements of American workers.
New York was the first state to introduce a bill declaring Labor Day a federal holiday, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day in February 1887. Four more states—Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York— also passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday that same year.
Elsewhere, Rogers has falsely and continually suggested that Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
“Things are really taking off! Let’s get to 1 million ASAP. Audit results are coming soon, more states are coming online,” she tweeted.
Rogers has frequently pushed the long-debunked claims that there was widespread voter fraud in Arizona and that the dismissed audits taking place in the state will one day prove this.
In July, county election officials identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud in Arizona despite the long and arduous recount of more than three million votes.
“This is not a massive issue,” Adrian Fontes, a Democrat who oversaw the Maricopa County election during his time in office, told The Associated Press. “It is a lie that has developed over time. It’s been fed by conspiracy theorists.”
Rogers was one of three Arizona Republican lawmakers, along with Sen. Sonny Borrelli and Rep. Mark Finchem, who appeared on stage during Lindell’s three-day “Cyber Symposium” in August which failed to disclose any real evidence of voter fraud despite the CEO’s insistence it would do.
“We are here to encourage you, to let you know, that we will get to the truth and that you can do it in your states,” Rogers told the crowd in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reported the Arizona Mirror.
Rogers has been contacted for comment.
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