Young Republicans Leader Gives Impassioned Speech Outside Teddy Roosevelt Statue, National Anthem Breaks Out

Counter-protesters gathered outside a statue of Teddy Roosevelt in New York City on Sunday, defending the monument of the 26th president of the United States from protesters advocating its removal.

During the counter-demonstration, Gavin Mario Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, gave an impassioned speech about standing up to left-wing activists and protesters who wants to erase our history and destroy our cities. Wax also repeatedly took shots at elected Republicans for their apparent weak response to the left’s increasingly radical activism.

Immediately following the speech, a chant of “USA” broke out, and, later, the counter-protesters sang the national anthem, together.

“Where are our leaders?” started Wax. “They never, ever deliver, I don’t care what party they are from.”

“Where are they for our statues, where are they for our flag, where are they for our police officers? Nowhere. I don’t care what letter is next to your name, if you’re not defending this country, you don’t get my vote and I hope they don’t get your vote.”

“Thank God we do have someone with some (expletive), some chutzpah in the White House who’s gonna stand up and protect our people, protect our history,” Wax said of President Donald Trump.

“The other day, [Trump] passed an executive order that said up to ten years in prison for anyone caught defacing and destroying American monuments,” the Republican leader said. “God bless that.”

“They pillage our cities, they loot our stores, they destroy our communities, they erase our history,” Wax said of radical protesters, activists, and rioters. “Enough is enough. Basta.”

“I wish we had the party here, the elected [Republicans] here. Where are they?” he added, before a chant of “USA” broke out.

Later during the demonstration, the counter-protesters sang the national anthem (see below).

 

 

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