seriously, calling for armed militia to help because a Group of Women Democrats is protesting? WeakRep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the freshman congressman who introduced a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, has a packed morning scheduled for Feb. 23 in the suburbs of Pensacola, Florida. Starting at 7 a.m., he plans to visit the local Kiwanis Club for coffee, do a radio segment, attend a county commissioners meeting and play “civics teacher for a day” at a middle school. At noon, he caps it all off with a lunchtime rally at Grover T’s BBQ.
Things could get hot at the rib joint.
Throngs of protesters, organized by the local Democratic Women’s Club, plan to meet him there to demand he end his crusade against the embattled EPA. A local Tea Party agitator vowed to muster militiamen to prevent “these Marxists” from “disrupting” the event. A faction of Bikers for Trump ― the loosely affiliated group of motorcyclists who rallied after last month’s inauguration to counter the Women’s March on Washington against President Donald Trump ― pledged to show up, too.
“I need all patriots in attendance to protect Congressman Gaetz from any potential disruption of his speech,” Geoff Ross, the purported militia leader, wrote in a call-out on his private Facebook page. “Concealed carry permit holders most welcome - don’t forget your ammo.”