Danica Patrick responds to criticism for attending conservative event

Former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick recently made headlines when she attended the Turning Point USA’s America Fest in Phoenix. The annual event, which Patrick attended with her sister, was attended by people of all ages, from young children to seniors.

Turning Point USA is a non-profit organization that promotes conservative viewpoints on college campuses and beyond. As a former NASCAR and Formula 1 racing pundit, Patrick was excited to attend this event and shared her enthusiasm with her followers on social media.

In her Instagram post, Patrick shared a picture of a product table with “Make America Great Again” hats and “47” and “Trump 2024” emblazoned on them. She also posted videos of conservative commentator Tucker Carlson’s speech at the event, as well as clips from former Trump Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, comedian Rob Schneider, and “Blexit” co-founder Brandon Tatum.

However, not everyone was supportive of Patrick’s attendance at the event. She received backlash from some of her followers, with comments ranging from disappointment to outright criticism of her political beliefs.

In response to the criticism, Patrick took to Instagram Stories to address the situation, stating that she falls somewhere between Republican and independent and that she believes the country should be run by someone with business acumen and integrity. She also expressed her belief in the importance of free speech and the rejection of poisoning of the environment.

Patrick’s Instagram stories automatically delete after 24 hours, but her defense of her conservative beliefs certainly caused a stir among her followers. It remains to be seen how this incident will impact her public image in the long run.

Whether Patrick’s public defense of her political views will have any lasting impact on her career remains to be seen. However, her decision to attend and support Turning Point USA’s America Fest has certainly opened up a conversation about the intersection of sports and politics.

This article originally appeared on The Western Journal, and it is clear that Patrick’s attendance at the event has sparked a wider conversation about the intersection of sports and politics. While Patrick’s critics may disagree with her political views, her public defense of her beliefs has reignited a conversation about the role of public figures in expressing their political opinions.


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