Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has explained why he believes Republican claims about patriotism are untrue.
“Republicans say they love America. But they sure don’t seem to like the American people,” Reich, who served under President Bill Clinton, began a shared video on his YouTube channel On Monday.
Reich explained how Republicans routinely reject reforms that would benefit the majority of Americans, attack cities and rural areas, harm the country they say they love by rolling back environmental regulations, and even shun democracy itself.
“It’s time to stop allowing Republicans to claim the mantle of patriotism without actually being patriots,” Reich said.
“Now is the time for the rest of us to reclaim patriotism and reaffirm its true meaning,” the former cabinet secretary concluded.