At Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s annual birthday party, Rep. Brian Mast, a Purple Heart recipient who lost both legs in Afghanistan, delivered a moving speech about his belief in American opportunity and exceptionalism. Drawing on his own experience of serving in Afghanistan and being severely wounded by a Taliban IED, he reiterated that America faces threats both home and abroad, and that we must stick together as one nation, even in difficult political times.
While Congressman Mast gave his emotional speech to a packed audience, four members of local leftist movements decided that they wanted to shut down the speech of this American hero, simply because is a Republican.
The individuals were unable to disrupt the event on land, and instead decided to rent a boat to do everything they could to disrupt Mast’s story of hope and opportunity in America.
While hundreds of patriotic Americans held their hands over their hearts for the Pledge, and prayed to God for wisdom, the protesters sped back and forth on the water, chanting anti-American messages through multiple bullhorns.
The protesters also held signs promising to “fart” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher out of office, as well as one that said “Dana votes against vets,” which fell particularly flat with a decorated veteran headlining the event.
After both Congressmen concluded their speeches to hearty applause, they remarked that a few small protesters would not stop them from spreading their message of liberty and hope.
“The liberal left has pushed the Democrat Party so far to the left, they’re relying on name-calling and disruption rather than the discussion of legitimate issues,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told The Daily Wire. “The patriots are certainly not intimidated by these left-wing neo-fascist tactics.”
After nearly two hours of shouting and chanting, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department pulled the boat over and stopped the four agitators for violating local noise ordinances.
Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, remarked, “The irony of the protestors using a rented pontoon boat and bullhorn as they advocated for socialism was striking. You couldn’t get food or basics back in the Soviet Union or even in Venezuela today, let alone a boat or a bullhorn. They should have been thanking Congressman Rohrabacher for his 28 years of fighting for their freedom and the free enterprise system that got them the boat and bull horn.”
Joshua Recalde-Martinez, a conservative student who attended the event, told The Daily Wire, “It is amazing to me that four protestors would rent a pontoon boat to protest a Congressman’s birthday party. There are so many other constructive things they could have done. If they put as much effort into electing people from their party as they did protesting, then maybe they wouldn’t be behind over 1,000 seats nationally.”
Images of the event and the protest fail below: