The ever-controversial Republican Representatives Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene determined to indicate up in southern California on Saturday for a “free speech rally” regardless of the third cancellation of their “America First” rally earlier in the day, this time by town of Anaheim.
According to an area newspaper report, Gaetz and Green dropped by Riverside City Hall to carry a “free speech rally” Saturday night.
The rally was initially scheduled to happen on the Pacific Hills Banquet and Event Center in Laguna Hills, however the occasion was canceled as a result of venue supervisor Javad Mirtavoosi stated “we just wanted to steer clear of that.” The rally was then slated to maneuver to Riverside Convention Center, however the supervisor there additionally canceled the deliberate gathering.
Their final strive was Anaheim Event Center, with the rally scheduled for Saturday night, however that occasion bought canceled as of Saturday morning after the City of Anaheim “shared public safety concerns” with the venue.
Riverside Press-Enterprise reporter Jeff Horseman wrote in the present day that the pair determined that their second alternative, Riverside, would develop into their first alternative. And, though they didn’t enterprise to the Riverside Convention Center, in response to Horseman’s report they drew a crowd of greater than 100 at Riverside City Hall.
An excerpt from the story:
“They spoke earlier than a cheering crowd of greater than 100 who waved Greene and Gaetz indicators.
Greene took the microphone first.
“We won’t back down,” she stated. “The radical left wants to threaten you, they want to harass you, they want to target you, and they want to cancel you.”
Greene praised former President Donald Trump, saying “the press and the lying fake news media harassed him and smeared him to make America hate him,” she stated. “But do we hate him?”
“No!,” the gang shouted.
Trump, Greene stated, “showed us America First policies. And these are the policies that are going to save our country and stop the Communists that are trying to destroy our freedom!”
Later, Gaetz took the stage to shouts of “U.S.A.”
“Marjorie and I called out the (Make America Great Again) army a few hours ago and you are here because you love America,” he stated. “They may try to cancel us online. They may try to pursue us in real life. They may try to shut down our venues. But we will take take this fight to them in the courts, in the halls of Congress and if necessary, in the streets!”
Horseman stored up a working thread of Tweets on the occasion starting at about 3:45 p.m. A pattern:
I’m exterior Riverside City Hall, the place the Matt Gaetz/Marjorie Taylor Greene rally is ready to begin at 5.— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 17, 2021
So far, the one indicators of exercise are about half a dozen individuals who look like pro-Gaetz/MTG.One is sporting a “Trump Won” t-shirt. Another is carrying an American flag.— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 17, 2021
Someone in a silver automotive pulled up waving a Biden flag and shouting at rally goers.“He’s a pedophile!” he shouted, apparently about Gaetz.— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 17, 2021
A girl waving a “Trump won” flag shouted again “President Trump is still running the country (expletive)!”— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 17, 2021
Sound system goes, taking part in Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely?”— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 17, 2021
And one with a quote from Greene:
MTG: we’re right here to inform communists we gained’t again down. We refuse to be canceled as a result of we gained’t allow you to be canceled— Jeff Horseman (@JeffHorseman) July 18, 2021