“We are here to save the Republic,” said speaker Amy Kremer, who leads Women for America First.
President Trump on Wednesday thanks a large crowd of supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., for their support and encourage Vice President to do “the right thing” by contesting the 2020 presidential results that Congress will attempt to certify later in the day.
“If Mike Pence does the right thing, we will win,” Trump told the crowd, many of them in the signature red MAGA hats and caps.
The day began will ralliers chanting of “stop the steal.
“We are here to save the Republic,” said speaker Amy Kremer, who leads Women for America First. “We’re here to stop the steal.”
Kremer and others leading the rallies maintain that the 2020 election was riddled with fraudulent vote counts, and that Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, is the rightful winner.
The crowd intermittently punctuated Kremer’s comments with chants echoing her remarks.
“There’s a lot of energy, a real spirit of support for our cause,” said Andrew Carson of Pittsburgh, who arrived in town Tuesday night. “It feels like we’re part of something big and important.”
“It’s like a football championship down here,” one rally-goer told Just the News. “Everyone is ramped up and excited.”
“It’s cold and it’s winter and there’s nowhere else I would think of being today,” said Janice Adams, who drove into town with friends Monday night from Cleveland. “I am making my views very, very clear. This is a stolen election.”
The day’s events are staged throughout the city Jan. 6. They include the Freedom Rally, the Wild Protest, the Jericho March, and the March for Trump.
Protesters and counter-protesters are expected to remain in the city throughout the day’s events. Police and other agencies are monitoring private messaging channels from protesters and counter-protesters, following a warning from Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser that outsiders are headed into town for violent confrontations.