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June 19, 2021

Cotton Statement on Juneteenth

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in observance of Juneteenth:

“Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of slaves in America and is a fitting addition to our national holidays. On Independence Day, we celebrate our Declaration of Independence and our country’s birth on the principle of the natural equality of all mankind. On Martin Luther King Day and now Juneteenth, we remember our striving to live up to our founding principles in practice. On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, we honor those who fought and died for our country and its noble heritage. And we give thanks to God on Thanksgiving for the blessings of liberty and prosperity. So on this first national holiday of Juneteenth, let us all take pride in our great nation and the strides it has made to realize fully the promise of America.”