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Reporters had been threatened by attendees, who chanted “Fox Information sucks” on and off all through the night, and many reporters left beneath escort from Maricopa sheriff’s deputies.

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So, who had been these of us who confirmed up with weapons and kevlar vests, demanding the rely be stopped?

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., attends a House Oversight and Reform Committee business meeting in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

First up, Rep. Paul Gosar, one of many absolute worst members of Congress. Gosar is keen on spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about George Soros and is so reviled by his family that six of his siblings filmed adverts asking the general public to not vote for his or her brother. They even printed an open letter of their native newspaper saying the identical and that if their dad and mom had been nonetheless alive, they’d have been ashamed of Gosar. 

Gosar used his Twitter account to encourage the mob to point out up.

Standing proper alongside Gosar was Mike Cernovich, a “males’s rights activist” who often appeared on InfoWars with Alex Jones. Cernovich was key in spreading the Pizzagate hoax in 2016 that falsely and ridiculously claimed notable Democrats had been concerned in a toddler intercourse trafficking ring being run out of a D.C. pizza parlor.

Beautiful pair, proper? However, wait—there’s extra. ABC 15 reporter Nicole Valdes was on-hand sharing video all through the night, and one other acquainted face caught out within the group picture under.

Entrance and heart with the lengthy darkish hair and the large bullhorn is Jennifer Harrison of Arizona Patriot, an obnoxious group of anti-immigration bullies who’ve harassed Democrats and organizations serving to immigrants. In 2019, she walked into the Phoenix Democratic headquarters and dumped two bags of trash she claimed were “donations.” You may additionally recall this very viral second she had, when she was actually laughed out of a metropolis council assembly.

Jennifer Harrison of AZ Patriot

Harrison has additionally been identified to movie and harass immigrants, in addition to church workers who present companies for immigrants.

In October, Harrison was formally charged with felony Identification theft and you might be in all probability going to snicker while you learn why. From AZ Central:

Harrison is accused of utilizing resort factors that belonged to her former in-laws, utilizing their electronic mail tackle to entry their cellphone service account and forging a press credential to entry an occasion at Grand Canyon College the place Donald Trump Jr. was a speaker, in accordance with paperwork filed in Maricopa County Superior Court docket.

She has a listening to developing this month. Tots and pears, sweetheart.

So, that’s only a glimpse on the superb of us who’re on the market on the entrance strains combating to cease the vote. Or rely the vote, relying on the state and whether or not Donald Trump has a lead there.

Not less than we could be grateful former Sheriff Joe Arpiao wasn’t there in any official capability. You possibly can thank the identical organizers who drove him out for turning out the Democratic vote in Arizona. All of us owe them, and we should comply with by way of to proceed rising the coalition they’ve constructed. 

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