Nearly three weeks after all 50 states certified their Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the official president-elect and just two weeks before Congress will count those votes in a special session, supporters of President Trump rallied in Pasadena Sunday to kick-off what was billed as a nationwide bus tour set to conclude in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
Hosted by “Women for America First,” the event was attended by more than 100 supporters.
“It’s now time that we feel we need to stay on beside [President Trump] and stand up for the American people and protection of the constitution — but it’s even bigger than just the president. It’s about election integrity and that we want transparency within these elections,” Women for America First co-founder Kylie Kremer told Pasadena Now.
The event was held at the Ambassador Auditorium, the current home of Harvest Rock Church. The Church has waged a legal battle against COVID-19 health orders, saying its First Amendment rights are being violated. Courts have repeatedly ruled against the Church.
The rally was significant partly because it was apparently in violation of the current California Stay at Home Order, which was recently extended on December 21. That order prohibits indoor gatherings and specifically allows that worship and political expression are only permitted outdoors.
About a quarter of the attendees did not wear masks. Facility staff members taking temperatures did not wear masks or any protective gear.
Added Kremer, “We are continuing to rally people across the nation. We’re putting pressure on legislatures and senators and congressmen and women. Obviously, there are several cases that we hope the Supreme Court hears, but as we all know, the wheels of justice turn slowly. So that is going to take some time. So we’re going to be back there January 6th.”
“Not only did the president call us to action by (asking) people to be there,” Kremer continued, “but also that is when Congress will be meeting, and we hope that we have several senators and congressmen that stand up and reject the Electoral College.”
Trump and his allies have lost nearly all his election dispute cases before numerous courts since the November 3 election. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to intercede in a Pennsylvania case which had challenged election results.
The campaign group, “Women for America First” is scheduled to hold its next event tomorrow in Huntington Beach.
The group has filed an application with the National Park Service to hold their Washington, D.C. rally on January 6 either at Freedom Plaza or at the Lincoln Memorial.