U.S. Reps. Gary Miller and Ed Royce attended an anti-Muslim rally in Santa Ana, CA, where protesters spewed hate speech at American Muslims adults and young children, attending a charity fundraiser to support a women’s shelter and charitable efforts to curb hunger and homelessness. Rep. Royce even spoke at the rally.
As guests arrived, protesters outside the event yelled insults at the guests, including families with young children. Protestors screamed, “You are stupid terrorists! Go home! Go home! Go home!”
Others yelled, “"Why don't you go home and beat up your wife like you do every night?" and "One nation under God, not Allah. Get out of here."
In addition, Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly spoke from the stage and said, “Let me tell you what's going on over there is pure, unadulterated evil. And I don't care... I don't even care if you think I'm crazy any more. I have a beautiful daughter. I have a wonderful 19-year-old son who is a U.S. Marine.”
Pauly concluded her remarks calling for the attendees to be killed, saying “In fact, I know quite a few Marines who would be happy to send these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise.”
Neither Rep. Miller nor Rep. Royce has expressed regret for attending the event. In a statement, Rep. Royce has defended his decision to attend the event.