Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz thought they could come to a “conservative” part of Southern California to have a rally without a problem … but damn it, were they wrong.
Members of Congress were due to show up at an “America First” fundraising rally this weekend in Orange County – just the latest in a series of similar events they’ve been hosting since the spring – initially. by booking something at a location in Laguna Hills.
Once news of their event started to circulate online… tons of people vowed to try and get them canceled by blowing up the venue with calls, and even protesting in person if that happened. Before that even happened, the place kicked off Gaetz and MTG… canceling their rally amid public outcry, both in and around the seaside town of SoCal.
After that, they switched to Plan B… changing location to the Riverside Convention Center. However, that too became public – and the exact same thing happened again, including the Riverside greats telling them to hurry up. Their last attempt would be … Anaheim.
They got a space at the Anaheim Event Center – but after city officials publicly disowned their appearance (plus the fact that this venue had decided to host them), the folks at the Event Center finally pulled the plug at the 11th. hour. Looks like a strong lobbying was at stake.
Now it looks like they’ll be holding their rally – which is called a protest at this point – at Riverside… but they’ll do it in the streets outside of Town Hall.
If anything, it’ll likely end up being even more controversial than anything they planned to fit inside … we’re sure the counter-protesters will show up (as they always do) and take on the politicians. far-right and their supporters face to face … which could turn ugly. We’ll be watching the scene as it unfolds – but something tells us the cops aren’t eagerly awaiting the coming storm. Ditto for residents, who might want to stay away.
As said, that would’ve been meant to be fundraising at first… but for now, it looks like Gaetz / Greene is just going to be there to denounce “communism”, “cancel culture”, “far left” and “the stolen election of 2020” … buzzwords they’ve been using lately.
It’s quite fascinating – these two are definitely Asset followers, and parrot what he says too… but Trump-centric events have been allowed to unfold in the OC without a hitch before.
At first glance… it would appear that Orange County considers them even more controversial than perhaps DT is / was. Their own (alleged) words and actions are doing them no service – MTG has cited comparisons of the Holocaust to COVID regulations, and Gaetz is under investigation for sex trafficking and inappropriate relations with a minor … allegations he denied.