Pm: Mark Kelly’s 2022 Challengers Bash Senator
Three of the four Republicans hoping to challenge Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., took turns jabbing the former astronaut and praising former President Donald Trump.
The nearly 5,000 in attendance didnt show any clear preference for any of the three, all of whom are political newcomers.
Michael “Mick” McGuire, the retired adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard, said President Joe Biden has been derelict in his duty to protect the border.
He said Trump doesnt get credit for the expedited development of vaccines for the coronavirus and called for a return to prioritizing construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
McGuire said the Big Lie in America is that the nations election system works properly.
Solar power company executive Jim Lamon said he plans to send Kelly back to his summer home in Beijing.
Lamon described his business as a billion-dollar enterprise with 1,600 workers, many of whom are veterans.
He promised to be an America-first senator.
Lamon said he was a Trump elector for Arizona last year and supports the ongoing ballot review and has since Day One.
Lamon promised that if elected to the Senate, he wouldnt take a salary or a pension.
Blake Masters, the financial aide to billionaire Peter Thiel, attacked Democrats as a party trying to bring about socialism, drawing howls from some that they are Communists.
Masters warned that the technology giants are a threat to democracy and said he would seek to break up Google and Facebook.
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WASHINGTON, Sept 18 – Police and media vastly outnumbered protesters around the U.S. Capitol on Saturday at a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached the building on Jan. 6, trying to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election defeat.
About 100 to 200 protesters showed up, some carrying the flags of the right-wing group Three Percenters over their shoulders. It was far fewer than the 700 people organizers had expected and the thousands who brought mayhem to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Hundreds of officers patrolled the Capitol grounds and a black eight-foot-high fence that surrounded the white-domed building for about six months after the attack was reinstalled, reflecting unease about a potential repeat of Jan. 6. One hundred National Guard troops were on standby.
As part of an effort by some of Trump’s far-right supporters to rewrite the history of the deadly mob assault on the Capitol that was captured in graphic video, speaker after speaker insisted that hundreds of rioters arrested for their actions that day were “political prisoners” who committed no violence.
Prosecutors and legal experts say the cases are being handled properly.
“This is about justice and disparate treatment,” said Matt Braynard, a rally organizer and supporter of Trump’s false claims that his defeat was the result of widespread fraud.
“If we don’t honor that we don’t honor America,” said Smith, who was carrying a poster board that said “We Want Trump!”
He Knows He Lost: Georgia Republican Opposes Trump Before Rally In Perry
Top voting official Brad Raffensperger dismayed that former president uses lies to fundraise
The top election official in Georgia, a Republican, said Donald Trump unequivocally lost the state in 2020, a day before a rally on Saturday night at which Trump repeated baseless accusations of voter fraud.
On the eve of the rally in Perry, Brad Raffensperger told the Washington Examiner: Hes going to come, and hes going to say what hes going to say, but he knows in his heart that he lost.
Last January, the Georgia secretary of state resisted pressure from Trump to find 11,780 votes and thereby overturn Joe Bidens win in the state.
The phone call in which Trump made that demand is at the heart of an investigation in Fulton county.
On Friday, a Brookings Institution report said Trump faces substantial risk of possible state charges predicated on multiple crimes.
Regardless, the former president traveled to Georgia on Saturday for a rally in part to support Herschel Walker, a controversial former NFL running back running to challenge the Democratic senator Raphael Warnock in midterm elections next year.
Warnock and another Democrat, Jonathan Ossoff, won Georgias two Senate seats in runoffs in January. Observers on both sides of the aisle said Trumps claims of electoral fraud depressed Republican turnout.
Nonetheless, he remains ranged against Trumps lie that Biden won the presidency illegally.
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One Media Source Estimated 8000 Attended While Another Estimated More Than 20000
The Saturday, September 25 rally was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Local media estimated different turnouts for the rally.
Now the main event: Trump.
Ashton Packer of WGXA reported that there were more than 20,000 people at the rally.
However, Stephen Fowler of GPB News and NPR estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people were in attendance about an hour before Trump was scheduled to start speaking.
Theres probably about 8-10kish people here between whats in front of the stage and wrapped around the press riser.
Still an hour before Trump.
Fowlers estimate was shared about three hours after Packers estimate.
However, Fowler later amended his estimate and said that 8,000 to 10,000 might actually be high. He wrote: The Trump Perry rally did not quite fill up the event space cordoned off for it, so 8-10,000 may be a high side estimate. However, he added, the crowd was very enthusiastic.
The Trump Perry rally did not quite fill up the event space cordoned off for it, so 8-10,000 may be a high side estimate.
Its definitely an enthusiastic crowd though.
AJC, meanwhile, simply estimated that thousands attended.
WGXA shared photos on its main Twitter account from about an hour before Trump began speaking and reported on its website that more than 20,000 were in attendance.
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While Donald Trump has held several rallies since the January 6 Capitol insurrection, his rally in Iowa Saturday was the most alarming by far.
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Trump To Be Questioned Next Week In Ny Protest Lawsuit Attorney Says
Former president Donald Trump will be questioned Monday at Trump Tower by attorneys for a group of protesters who claim Trumps security guards assaulted them on a New York sidewalk in 2015.
Benjamin N. Dictor, one of the attorneys, said the questioning would begin Monday morning.
I will be conducting the examination of Donald Trump under oath, at Trump Tower, Dictor said in a written statement. We look forward to presenting the video record of his testimony to the jury at his trial.
The questioning is related to a lawsuit in state court in the Bronx, filed by four men of Mexican descent who were protesting outside Trump Tower in 2015. They wore Ku Klux Klan suits and carried signs protesting Trumps remarks about Latinos during his first presidential campaign.
The men say Trumps security guards emerged from the building, grabbed their signs and pushed them. One of the plaintiffs says that Trumps then-head of security, Keith Schiller, struck him in the head with his fist.
Schiller has said that he was trying to clear the sidewalk and that he struck the man only after being grabbed from behind.
Am: Ballot Counting Expected At Fairgrounds
The counting of Maricopa County ballots from November was expected to continue Saturday, the day after water leaks during an afternoon thunderstorm caused workers to scramble to protect them.
Workers quickly moved ballot boxes away from the leaks inside the Wesley Bolin Building as the rain poured outside.
Randy Pullen, representing the Arizona Senate Republicans who ordered the election review, said no ballots were damaged and they are protected from the leaks. Workers covered boxes with tarps to protect them, he said.
“No ballots are at risk,” he said.
The Bolin building is a non-air conditioned exhibit hall at the south side of the fairgrounds property near the cattle barns. It is normally used for trade shows.
The months-long review of the election began on April 23 in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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His Surrogates Are Speaking At Many Events This Week Too
Many other people are campaigning on Trumps behalf in other locations this week.
Eric Trump is speaking in Panama City, Florida at 12:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, September 9. Hell be at the Boardwalk Beach Hotel on 9600 S. Thomas Drive.
Vice President Mike Pence is speaking at the Workers for Trump event in Freedom, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern. This is at the PennEnergy Resources Natural Gas Producing Well
Donald Trump Jr. is speaking in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m. Central at the Duluth Entertainment Convention.
Eric Trump is then speaking on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern in High Point, North Carolina. Hell be speaking at A.A. Stables.
Lara Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Mercedes Schlapp, and Katrina Pierson are hosting a Right the View! event on Wednesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Next, Eric Trump is speaking at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, September 10 at an event in Washington, Pennsylvania at the American Legion Post 175.
Donald Trump, Jr. is speaking at a Make America Great Again event on Thursday, September 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Hes speaking at Point Lookout Vineyards.
Lara Trump is speaking at a Make America Great Again event on Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m. Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shes speaking at InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Ivanka Trump is not currently on the listed schedule.
Trump Calls Upcoming ‘justice For J6’ Rally A ‘setup’
There are more than 600 people charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
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Former President Donald Trump on Thursday called Saturdays Justice for J6 rally a setup for Republican voters regardless of the outcome.
On Saturday, thats a setup, Trump said in an interview with the Federalist. If people dont show up theyll say, Oh, its a lack of spirit. And if people do show up theyll be harassed.
The former president found multiple ways to weigh in on the upcoming rally on Thursday, sending out a statement echoing the messaging of the potential rally goers. The narrative surrounding Jan. 6 has been warped by some members of the Republican Party, especially groups planning to rally on Sept. 18 in support of those currently detained for participating in the insurrection.
The shift in messaging has aimed to cast those on trial as political prisoners. There are more than 600 people charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
Trump used his platform to fuel that narrative on Thursday, once again projecting his false claim the very one that drove the insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6 that the election was stolen from him.
Saturdays rally has reignited concerns about another wave of violence on Capitol Hill as law enforcement prepares for the event. Its being planned by Look Ahead America, a nonprofit led by a former Trump campaign staffer whos said it will be a peaceful protest.
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Rep Moore Speaks On Upcoming Trump Rally
ENTERPRISE, Ala. —
Earlier this month, it was announced that former President Donald Trump will be in Cullman next weekend for a Save America rally.
One of his strongest supporters is 2nd Congressional District Congressman Barry Moore.
Tuesday in Enterprise he talked about the upcoming rally and whether the former president is gearing up for a potential run in 2024.
Moore says he believes the rally is more about freedoms in America.
Trump, I think in a lot of ways is trying to help win House seats so as he travels to these states and Senate seats, 2nd Congressional District Rep, Barry Moore added. Obviously, hes not up for election right now, so I think hes trying to build a base for Congress to get the gavel away from Nancy Pelosi maybe get a majority in the Senate, because hes always kind of fought for those candidates and I think thats more what hes doing right now.
Moore plans to attend the rally in Cullman on August 21st.
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Breaking: Trump To Relaunch Rallies Next Month
Former President Donald Trump will relaunch his popular rallies next month at two venues in an effort to take political advantage of a series of crises that have already engulfed the fledgling Biden regime.
The UKs Daily Mail reported that Trumps team is currently in the process of selecting the two venues. Another one is expected around Independence Day.
The outlet reports:
Former President Trump will hold two rallies in June as he looks to capitalize on a series of crises engulfing President Joe Biden and lay down a marker for 2024, according to an adviser familiar with planning.
Those will be followed by a third event around July 3 and are expected to take the form of the airport rallies that dominated the closing months of last years election campaign.
The president is anxious to get back out on the trail and we are getting a lot of offers and invitations from both candidates and political causes in different areas, an adviser to the former president told the outlet.
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Trump Holds Rally In Florida Across State From Building Disaster
Aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis questioned Trump associates about whether the event on Saturday night in Sarasota should proceed given the scope of the tragedy in Surfside.
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Former President Donald J. Trump held a Fourth of July-themed rally on Saturday night in Sarasota, Fla., across the state from where a tragedy has been unfolding for more than a week as firefighters, search dogs and emergency crews search for survivors in the collapse of a residential building just north of Miami Beach.
The political rally in the midst of a disaster that has horrified the nation became a topic of discussion among aides to the former president and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a Trump ally whose growing popularity with the former presidents supporters is becoming an increasing source of tension for both men, according to people familiar with their thinking.
After officials from the governors office surveyed the scene of the condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., Adrian Lukis, chief of staff to the governor, called Michael Glassner, a longtime Trump aide who is overseeing the Florida event, according to people familiar with the discussion. In a brief conversation, Mr. Lukis inquired whether the former president planned to continue with the event given the scale of the tragedy, two people said.
He was told there were no plans to reschedule.