Event Featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Canceled
Florida Venue Cancels Event Commemorating Capitol Attack
A highly anticipated event featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has been canceled by a central Florida venue. The event was intended to commemorate the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Republican Party of Osceola County, who was hosting the event, had initially approached Westgate Resorts in Kissimmee with a proposal for a small book-signing event with Greene, without mentioning the Jan. 6 significance. However, upon learning the true purpose of the event, Westgate Resorts decided to cancel it.
Unexpected Cancellation by Westgate Resorts
Westgate Resorts released a statement clarifying their position: “Please be advised that Westgate was not made aware of the purpose of this event when we were approached to host a book signing. This event has been canceled and is no longer taking place at our resort.” The decision to cancel the event came as a surprise to both the organizers and attendees.
Greene’s Response Remains Unknown
Despite the cancellation, a spokeswoman for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has yet to respond to a request for comment. It is unclear how she will address this development.
Exclusive Event Announcement
News about the event first broke on NBC News. Local Republicans were excitedly informed about an “Exclusive event with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene” at Westgate Resorts through an event invitation. The invitation also revealed that the event was planned to commemorate the “3rd Anniversary of Jan 6.”
Ticket Details and Greene’s Controversial Stance
Attendees of the event were expected to pay between $45 and $1,000 to meet Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and receive a signed copy of her book. Greene, known for her support of former President Donald Trump and his belief that the 2020 election was stolen, has been criticized for downplaying the severity of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The attack resulted in the deaths of five people and left approximately 140 police officers injured.
Greene’s Provocative Comments on the Capitol Attack
Greene’s controversial statements regarding the events of Jan. 6 have only fueled the criticism. In 2022, she made remarks suggesting that if she had organized the events that day, the rioters would have “won” and been “armed.” However, she later claimed that her comments were “sarcasm.”
Democrats React to the Event
The prospect of an event commemorating the Jan. 6 attack drew immediate pushback from Democrats in Florida. Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani expressed her disbelief on Twitter: “Just another day in Florida where the local Republican Party in Osceola County is hosting an ‘anniversary’ event to mark January 6th and Marjorie Taylor Greene is the ‘special’ guest. Was really hoping this was a joke when I first saw it.”
Event Status and Chairman’s Silence
As of now, it remains uncertain whether the event has been rescheduled. Osceola County Republican Party Chairman Mark Cross has not provided any comments or updates on the matter.
Read More of this Story at www.nbcnews.com – 2024-01-04 23:50:16
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