Venue Cancels Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Speaking Engagement

By Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
July 9, 2021 Updated: July 11, 2021

An Orange County, California, venue has canceled plans to host an America First Rally featuring Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

The Pacific Hills Banquet and Event Center in Laguna Hills backed out of hosting a July 17 event with the Congress members, The Orange County Register reported.

According to the Register, the general manager of the event center, Javad Mirtavoosi, said he wanted to stay clear of hosting the politicians. He wasn’t aware they would be speaking at the time of the booking, he said.

“As soon as we found out who the speakers were, we immediately canceled it,” Mirtavoosi told the Register.

Controversially, an employee at the center told The Epoch Times that it never confirmed plans with America First Rally organizers to host the event. The venue didn’t respond to The Epoch Times’ request for further comment.

Greene’s spokesperson told The Epoch Times that these claims were inaccurate.

“Although the accounting of the venue cancellation is totally inaccurate, we’re very close to securing a location that will proudly host our America First Rally with Congresswoman Greene and Congressman Gaetz,” Nick Dyer said.

The America First Rally will still be held in Orange County on its scheduled date, but the pending location remains unknown. While the venue is being moved out of Laguna Hills, registered residents are eager to attend as the event has received an overwhelming influx of requests for tickets, Dyer said.

“The response from Orange County has been massive,” he said.

Gaetz and Greene began the America First tour May 7 in Florida, and have been making continuous stops around the country.

Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna