Florida Republicans Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini will join QAnon leaders at conservative conference this October

Despite the many speakers at this event who have publicly downplayed the pandemic, and rallied against the use of masks, the event says it will be taking COVID-19 precautions.

click to enlarge Florida Republicans Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini will join QAnon leaders at conservative conference this October
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Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz and State Representative Anthony Sabatini will headline the upcoming AmpFest 2021 at Trump National Doral this October.

“Pool parties, prayer brunch, golf tournament, book signings, neon night, annual DJT Awards Gala and more!” read a text message from the event’s organizers, American Priority.  “Join hundreds of America First Patriots at this MUST ATTEND event!”

Besides the usual MAGA clods like Roger Stone, Dinesh D’Souza, Jack Posobiec and Kevin Sorbo, the event also features a lineup of notable conservatives that have either supported or peddled QAnon conspiracy theories, which center on the claim that former president Donald Trump is somehow fighting a secret war against an underground celebrity-run pedophile sex ring.

One of the highlighted speakers is Greg Locke, an evangelical pastor who, besides spreading coronavirus and vaccine misinformation, has also trafficked the QAnon conspiracy theory that President Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Hanks are a “bunch of pedophiles," and that there’s currently a series of child-trafficking "tunnels" under the Capitol and White House. 

The list also features Michael T. Flynn, the Trump-pardoned QAnon grifter and disgraced former U.S Army lieutenant general, who recently promoted the idea of a Myanmar-style military coup in the United States.

Of course, Flynn’s QAnon-supporting brother Joseph is also on the roster, as well as white supremacist Nick Fuente’s buddy Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, anti-Semitic Trumptilla organizer Carlos Gavidia, and Evangelical pastor Mark “antifa did Jan. 6” Burns. 

Despite the many speakers at this event who have publicly downplayed the pandemic, and rallied against the use of masks, organizers say they will be taking COVID-19 precautions. “This year we are taking extra precautions to ensure that we do our part to provide our attendees a fun and safe experience. We will have hand sanitizer on site and provide masks to attendees upon request. We also request that all guests follow the county requirements in regards to the COVID19 pandemic.”

The event will take place from Oct. 7-10.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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