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GOP Reps. Gaetz, Greene plan national tour to call out RINOS, 'radical left'

The firebrand conservatives plan to start their tour May 7 in The Villages in Florida.

Updated: April 30, 2021 - 8:59am

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Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have announced a nationwide tour to call out so-called Republicans in Name Only, or RINO's, and politicians whom they consider part of the country's "radical left."

The conservative firebrands say their America First Tour will start May 7 in the Florida retirement community The Villages, a must-stop destination for conservative candidates to win Florida statewide elections. 

"The radical left is coming for you. And they know I'm in the way. Come stand with me as we fight back together against this radical president and his far-left agenda," Gaetz, of Florida, said in an ad for The Villages rally, according to Politico.

Gaetz told the news outlet that he is motivated by the "American First" movement that opposes foreign wars, illegal immigration and champions election integrity and fighting against communist China.

"These issues are bigger than any one election, and we remain ready to take our party and our country back," he said.

Gaetz and Greene, of Georgia, are going on the offensive and on the road as fend off their own problems at home.

Gaetz is under federal investigation for alleged sex-trafficking in connection with a 17-year-old girl. He has denied the allegations. 

Greene was in February stripped by GOP House leadership of her committee assignments, amid pressure from chamber Democrats, for past comments about the far-right group QAnnon, school shootings, and 9/11 conspiracy theories. 

Greene has apologies for the comments but like Gaetz continues to have support from the Republican Party's conservative base. 

Among the potential stops on the announced tour would be Wyoming, the home state of GOP Rep. Liz Cheney who voted to impeach former President Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Gaetz held a rally in January in Wyoming after Cheney's vote.