Missouri couple who made headlines for waving guns at protesters speak at Lehigh Valley Republican event

Written by on September 18, 2020

Missouri couple who made headlines for waving guns at protesters speak at Republican event in the Lehigh Valley

By Ben Stemrich

September 18, 2020

A Missouri couple who made national headlines this summer for waving guns at protesters, was in the Lehigh Valley yesterday evening. Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke at an event hosted by The Northampton County Republican Committee.

Red hats and Trump Flags filled the crowd. Attendees like Lloyd Muswood, Dan Mizack and Mary Lou Zimmer said they supported the McCloskeys.

The event was originally scheduled for Palmer township but was cancelled over concerns about crowd size. It was later rescheduled at Town Hall Park in Lower Saucon Township. Between two and three hundred people showed up, many not wearing masks. 

During the speech, the couple championed Second Amendment rights. Mark McCloskey defended his actions in June. 

“Protesters, peaceful protesters had surrounded the area to keep the police and the fire trucks out so I looked over to Patty and I said holy you know what…”

The event was held in a public space, but organizers said they did not want press there. And although reporters were observing from places allowed by law, members of the crowd tried to block cameras, and get the media to leave.

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