Ohio Senate Candidate Josh Mandel and Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene to Headline Pro Police ‘Back the Blue’ Rally this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio
by Kristinn Taylor, April 27, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Ohio Republican Senate Candidate Josh Mandel are scheduled to headline a pro police rally at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio Saturday morning. The rally is being held the day after the funeral for 16-year-old black female Ma’Khia Bryant who was shot and killed by a Columbus police officer last week as she tried to stab another black female to death.
The rally is being organized by a group called Ohio Gun Owners and will also feature Josh Mandel, a former state treasurer (2011-2019) and current candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Rob Portman. Former Ohio state legislator Ron Hood (R) is also scheduled to speak. The rally is open to the public but will be held in a fenced area on the West Lawn of the Statehouse and requires registration to attend (Click Here to Register), according to the Columbus Dispatch (excerpt):
In addition to Mandel, an array of former and current lawmakers have been invited to speak. Ohio Gun Owners noted in its announcement that tickets to the event are free but registration is required.
The West Lawn area will be fenced. “We want it to be a safe and family friendly environment,” Dorr said. “Some people are more than happy to get violent today if they have a disagreement with a certain world view or political ideology, so we’re going to have it fenced off and make sure it’s a good, safe, friendly event for everybody.”
In a statement announcing her appearance at the rally, Greene praised the officer identified by Columbus Police as the one who stopped Ma’Khia Bryant from stabbing another girl, “I have been invited to speak at the #BackTheBlue & Freedom Rally at the Ohio State House this Saturday in Columbus. As we all saw on video, Officer Reardon saved the young woman’s life and should be treated like a hero. See y’all there!”
RSBN will be live streaming the rally set to run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT.
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