Gaetz, Taylor Greene to Hold Press Conference on Capitol Riot Anniversary Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., with colleagues Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on left and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, speaks at a press conference addressing the treatment of the Jan. 6th detainees. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 05 January 2022 06:20 PM
Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia announced on Wednesday that they will hold a press conference on January 6, the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Gaetz’s office said in a statement that the two will hold “a Republican response on the anniversary of the January 6th protests” on Thursday in the afternoon, according to The Hill.
Former President Donald Trump had been scheduled to hold a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on that date, but later announced that it was canceled and criticized the House select committee investigating the riot.
"In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally on Saturday, January 15th, in Arizona – It will be a big crowd!” Trump wrote in a statement.
The Hill notes that attendance at Gaetz’s and Taylor Greene’s conference may be sparse due to it taking place on the same day as the funeral of former Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson.