Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene will hold a rally at The Delta Hotels by Phoenix Marriott in Mesa on Friday, May 21st, at 6:30 p.m.
It’s part of their national “America First” tour, which promotes pro-American ideals and limited government for the people.
This follows their first stop near Orlando, Florida on May 7, during which they gathered supporters in favor of election fairness and MAGA values.
Gaetz and Greene are well-known for their sponsorship of the Arizona Senate Audit. This rally will take place just days after Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday to address her shocking letter to Chairman Sellers and the BOS outlining her “significant concerns.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene has been in the news lately for allegedly verbally abusing Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, according to MSNBC. Greene chastised AOC on May 14th for her endorsement of extremist organizations such as BLM and ANTIFA, as well as her anti-American views.
Join us in Arizona! pic.twitter.com/rKawfKdxqR
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) May 13, 2021
Apart from their support for Trump, Gaetz and Greene are among the most divisive members of the House, facing fierce criticism from both within and outside the Republican Party.
The Department of Justice is looking into whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her to accompany him on his trip. Joel Greenberg, Gaetz’s associate, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and agreed to cooperate with the government’s investigations on Friday.
On Twitter, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., joked that the Mesa site was chosen “maybe because it is also just a five minute drive to the nearest high school.”
Meanwhile, after public outrage about her extremist views and support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, Greene was stripped of her House committee assignments in February.
She is also one of Trump’s and far-right ideology’s most vocal supporters in the House. She made headlines on Friday after a video of her harassing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, in 2019 went viral on Twitter.
In the 9th Congressional District, the protest will take place. Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., who serves the district, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Arizona Republic.
According to outlets that covered last week’s “America First” rally in Florida, it was reminiscent of a Trump rally.
“Can you tell me who your president is?” According to NPR, Greene reportedly asked the largely mask less supporters in the room.
They retorted, “Donald Trump!”
Greene said, “That’s also my president.”
After a news story that the caucus will prioritize keeping the country loyal to an Anglo-Saxon past and curtailing immigration, Greene was said to be preparing to establish a nativist caucus with Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.