The staff at the Pacific Hills Banquet & Event Center on Moulton Parkway believed they were hosting a “gathering,” Javad Mirtavoosi, the hotel’s general manager, told the Orange County Register. Instead, they were hosting one of Gaetz and Greene’s “America First” rallies, according to the report.
“As soon as we found out who the speakers were we immediately canceled it,” Mirtavoosi told the outlet. The manager declined to tell the outlet whether political differences were responsible for the venue canceling the event.
The hotel’s general manager said “We just want to stay clear of that.”
“Although the accounting of the venue cancellation is totally inaccurate, we’re very close to securing a location that will proudly host our America First Rally with Congresswoman Greene and Congressman Gaetz,” a spokesperson for Greene told Insider.