"F*ck the Fourth" was the Independence Day message from the Pima County Democratic Party of Arizona in the lead up to the holiday weekend. They deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured and reposted by Turning Point Action's Tyler Bowyer. Pima County is the home to Democrat Senator Mark Kelly.
The message "Let's Mourn with F*ck the Fourth. See you at Reid Park" was for an event with the Tuscon Women's March, which added "Bring comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, posters, and your anger."
Kari Lake, running for Senate, posted her own take on the errant tweet, saying that Arizonans who don't vote Democrat "are celebrating America at a gun range."
"The difference," she said, "could not be more clear."
After the tweet was posted, the Pima County Democratic Party added a note on the message, explaining that it was shared in "haste," and was not even their graphic, but that they'd shared it carelessly.
The "PCDP posted a graphic advertising a women's march which, we agree, was in poor taste. We were eager to share the event, and in our haste we used the graphic provided by the event organizer. That was a mistake, and we will do better," they wrote, invoking the term of the progressive left to improve one's message and outlook.
"Make no mistake, however," they continued. "We support the event which will be on July 4 at 7 pm at Reid Park. The event was organized to help women in our community grieve for the loss of their bodily autonomy, which we consider an elemental right."
"Our posting of the graphic upset some people. We urge you to save your outrage for the women in this state who will die of botched abortions. Arizona is not a good place to be a woman right now," they concluded.
Senator Mark Kelly, whose residence is in Pima County, was reached for comment via email and phone, though the voice mailbox of his DC office was full and would not accept messages.