A hotel in Laguna Hills, Calif., Canceled a July 17 event after realizing it was hosted by GOP representatives Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Orange County Register reported.
Staff at the Pacific Hills Banquet & Event Center on Moulton Parkway thought they were organizing a “rally,” Javad Mirtavoosi, general manager of the hotel, told the Orange County Register. Instead, they were hosting one of Gaetz and Greene’s “America First” rallies, according to the report.
âAs soon as we found out who the speakers were, we immediately canceled it,â Mirtavoosi told the outlet. The manager declined to tell the outlet if political differences were responsible for the venue’s cancellation of the event.
âWe just want to stay away from that,â he told the outlet.
Greene, a Republican from Georgia, and Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, are still selling tickets and planning to hold the event elsewhere on the same day, according to the report.
âWhile the venue cancellation accounting is totally inaccurate, we are on the verge of securing a location that will proudly host our America First Rally with Congresswoman Greene and Congressman Gaetz,â said a door. – Greene’s speech to Insider.
Representatives for Gaetz did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment on Saturday.
The two controversial House Republicans kicked off their “America First” tour earlier this year, Insider previously reported. It all started in a conservative Florida retirement community known as The Villages.
At a May 22 event in Dalton, Georgia, a Democrat who said he planned to challenge Greene midway through 2022 was reportedly kicked out of the âAmerica Firstâ rally.
At another recent rally, Greene, who has been criticized for his repeated references and comparisons to the Holocaust, tore his political opponents apart, called an openly gay congressman a “Mussolini” and called for deportation of a black member of Congress, according to a USA Today report.
“These women are a disgrace,” Greene said of her frequent targets, including Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, according to USA Today.
“The radical left is coming for you. And they know I’m on the way. Come with me as we fight together against this radical president and his far-left agenda,” Gaetz said in a radio ad for the tour. , first reported by Politico.
Gaetz, also an outspoken Conservative and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, is currently under investigation by the FBI for allegations he was involved in sex trafficking with a former tax official.
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