Tiffin, Ohio — Much of the attention regarding the Seneca County Republican Party’s upcoming fundraiser event scheduled for Friday evening has revolved around the event’s keynote speaker, far-right conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia).
But “MTG,” known for promoting several white supremacist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, isn’t the only controversial figure who will be featured as a speaker at the event.
J.R. Majewski, a Toledo native and QAnon conspiracy theorist who was among the mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, is also expected to deliver remarks at the Seneca County GOP Judicial Fundraiser.
The event is set to begin Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom.
The QAnon conspiracy theory started with an initial promise in 2017 that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be imminently arrested. Since then, a broad group of interpreters divined a conspiracy that saw Donald Trump’s Democratic opponents as a global cabal of Satanic pedophiles.
Majewski, who gained national attention last year after painting his lawn like a giant Trump reelection banner, is running for Congress in Ohio’s ninth congressional district, currently represented by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo).
After painting his lawn, then-President Donald Trump praised Majewski, and Fox News interviewed him about his yard while he was wearing a QAnon shirt.
According to Media Matters for America, Majewski claimed in multiple tweets to have organized resources to bring Trump supporters to the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
In a TikTok video, Majewski claimed to have funded the travel of 30 “patriots.”
“I’ve provided $20k amongst Trump supports [sic] and arranged travel for them over a 72hr period to travel to DC,” Majewski tweeted on December 30. Multiple Twitter users also credited Majewski for helping them travel to Washington, D.C., for January 6.
The day prior to the insurrection, Majewski posted multiple photos of himself traveling to and around Washington, D.C. On the morning of January 6, Majewski posted a photo of himself in the D.C. metro with the caption “Get ready.”
In addition to Greene and Majewski, the Seneca County GOP’s fundraiser will also feature candidates for U.S. Senate, including Bernie Moreno, Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, and Neil Patel. Gubernatorial candidate Joe Blystone is also set to speak.
Tickets for admission to the event start at $50 per person, go up to $80 per person for “premium seating,” and $150 per person for a “VIP meet-and-greet pass.”
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