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2021-07-18 14:06:04 UTC
CANCELLED! Nobody wants Trumpling Nazi Rally, So They Hold A Whinefest
After three California venues refused to host Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor
Greene's 'America First' event, the duo held a 'protest' instead
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz held a "Freedom of Speech
Peaceful Protest" in Riverside, California on Saturday evening after three
event venues refused to host them.
The Republican lawmakers were in Southern California for their "America
First" tour stop. The Pacific Hills Banquet & Event Center, a hotel in Laguna
Hills, California, was initially slated to host the event, but canceled a
week before when they realized who the speakers were, saying they "just want
to stay clear of that."
The Riverside Convention Center was then tapped to host but canceled 24 hours
before the event after receiving backlash from the community.
Finally, the Anaheim Event Center in Orange County canceled its last-minute
plan to host the tour stop over general security concerns, city spokesperson
Mike Lyster told Insider on Saturday.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, calling them 'carnival barkers'
Lyster said the city had several other events already going on. "Those
require public safety attention and resources," he said. "This event layered
on top of that would have strained resources."
In a statement provided to Insider, Greene's office said Greene and Gaetz
would be hosting a protest at the Riverside City Hall at 5 p.m. instead of
the planned event at a venue.
"Over the past week, I've seen the Communist left in California use threats
of violence, intimidation, and harassment to bully business owners into
submission, forcing them to cancel peaceful gatherings of Americans," Greene
She then blasted cancel culture, saying that she has experienced it firsthand
in Congress and in California, "where the left uses tactics similar to those
employed by tyrannical governments throughout history who want to totally
silence their political opponents."
Greene has been a controversial figure since joining Congress in January. She
was stripped of her House committee assignments in February over posts she
made online promoting conspiracy theories and endorsing political violence.
Gaetz also spoke out against the events being canceled, tweeting, "The
Woketopians are this scared of a dose of #AmericaFirst in California."
A spokesperson for Gaetz did not immediately respond to Insider's request for