Republicans Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene saw a turnout of at least 3,000 supporters following their inaugural event in Florida, when they took their show to Mesa, Arizona. The two were supported by local Congressmen Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs.
The duo drove into the topic of election integrity and open border migration, both of which have become hot topic issues in the state as the Arizona audit continues apace.
The turnout at the event for Gaetz and Greene showed that Trump-era populism continues to run through the MAGA ranks. According to the National Pulse, the event drew over 150,000 online viewers.
The publication reported: "They all acknowledged – much to Liz Cheney’s chagrin – Trump’s position as leader of the movement. Gaetz bellowed, at one point, 'This is Donald Trump’s party, and I am a Donald Trump Republican!'"
According to the Pulse, the Mesa event drew fraudulent activity “prompted by the Lincoln Project group” to over-subscribe RSVP lists and flatten the turnout.
“A concerted campaign has been aimed at nationalist-populist politicians to attempt to humiliate them and their event organizers, which failed at a recent Nigel Farage rally, and failed again in Arizona this weekend,” the Pulse reported, adding that a “handful of leftists gathered across the street” from the line of attendees to protest the event.
The duo will be next headed to Dalton, Georgia, which is Greene’s home district.