THE VILLAGES— Supporters of Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene descended on The Brownwood Hotel and Spa in the Villages, Florida, on Friday night to hear two of the most controversial Republican members of Congress speak—and to presumably find some solace in the fact that even though Donald Trump is out of the White House, his two most zealous disciples are still determined to spread the MAGA gospel.
Ahead of the event, some supporters were turned away after the venue reached capacity. Outside, near a side entrance to the hotel, a group of six people decked out in Make America Great Again regalia chanted “USA! USA!” and “All Lives Matter! All Lives Matter!” They followed up by shouting, “Stop the steal! Stop the steal!”
Inside, a trio of police officers turned away latecomers trying to enter a ballroom where a standing room only crowd of about 1,000 people arrived almost an hour earlier to hear Gaetz and Greene speak.