President Donald Trump is hyping an event billed as the March to Save America rally scheduled for January 6, the same day Congress is set to officially approve the 2020 election results.
“I will be there. Historic day!” Trump tweeted Sunday. The event is set to take place at The Ellipse in the President’s Park, just steps from the White House.
The march which kicked off in Pasadena, California last Sunday is billed as a nationwide bus tour set to conclude in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Led by the organization Women for America First, the bus has been traveling from “sea to shining sea.”
The tour is focusing on battleground states in support of the president, demanding transparency and election integrity by applying pressure to members of the U.S. House and Senate to contest the seating of Electors from certain battleground states.
Amy Kremer, chair of the nonprofit group, is spearheading the march along with several other conservative groups including Stop the Steal; Turning Point Action; Rule of Law Defense Fund; Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Moms for America; Tea Party Patriots; The Eighty Percent Coalition; Peacefully Gather; Black Conservatives Fund and My Pillow.
Kremer is a political activist associated with the Tea Party movement and co-founder of Women for Trump and Women for America First.
“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.
Cindy Chafian Founder, of Eighty Percent Coalition also wrote a message on the organization’s website:
“It’s time for every person who loves America, who cherishes their freedom, the Constitution, keeping elected officials accountable, and preserving everyone’s rights to stand unified. The march for Trump continues and WE MUST stand TOGETHER and FIGHT FOR AMERICA!!!”
An array of conservative stalwarts will be appearing at the march, including Tea Party Patriot’s Jenny Beth Martin; president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Ed Martin; founder and president of Moms for America, Kimberly Fletcher; and Andrew Pollack, a school safety activist whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.
Elected officials scheduled to speak include Reps. Lance Gooden (R-TX) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Reps.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Greene (R-GA), and State Reps. Vernon Jones (D-GA), Mark Finchem (R-AZ), Doug Mastriano (R-PA), and Anthony Kern (R-AZ).
Women for America First, originally requested a protest permit for Jan. 22-23 but amended the dates for the rally on Jan. 6, according to an official at the U.S. Park Service.
The U.S. Park Police confirmed that the permits had all been approved. It did not comment on specific security measures it will take to keep the peace.
“The Park Police is committed to working with its partners to protect the public and National Park Service resources by ensuring that safety protocols are in place for permitted events and other First Amendment activities,” the agency said in a statement.