Congressman John Joyce rallies Trump supporters in Greencastle
U.S. Rep. John Joyce, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, hosted a rally in support of President Trump's re-election in Franklin County on Tuesday.
The event, held at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, also featured conservative Congressmen Jim Jordan and Warren Davidson, both of Ohio.
With about 60 people in attendance, the turnout was encouraging, said Joyce's spokesperson Emma Thompson, considering space restrictions due to social distancing.
Joyce addressed the crowd, most without masks, noting that Franklin County is "Trump County."
"We have a stark choice that's coming," he said. "We have a choice — do we maintain our freedoms, or do we regress into socialism. You know where I stand. I will fight for the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution in Washington."
Davidson, representing Ohio's 8th Congressional District, warned of the turmoil he foresees taking place in the country.
"If we do not defend freedom today, we will be fighting in the streets for it at some point in the future," he said. "It's under attack today like very few times in our nation's history, and it's a true insurgency trying to change the force of this great country."
Jim Jordan, representing Ohio's 4th Congressional District, defended the president, who he said has "the press out to kill him every single day."
"This guy has done more what he said he would do than any president in my lifetime — than any elected official I know about," he said.
Jordan said the ballot this year represents a fundamental question.
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"Can America remain America — the values, the principles, the institution that set our nation apart," Jordan asked. "Can we keep those intact, can we preserve those? Understand today's left is so radical, today's left — they think America is bad. We all know America's good — not perfect. We all need God's grace, nothing's perfect, no one's perfect. But this country is the greatest nation ever. I said this the other day and it sort of stuck with me — next to Jesus, the best thing that's ever happened to this planet is the United States of America."
The three representatives said that Pennsylvania is one of the most important states to decide the upcoming election and that they remain hopeful for their party's candidate. The crowd answered with a standing ovation.