Fla. Tea Party Says It Paid for MoveOn Rally
The South Florida Tea Party says it is being roasted in the press for an unpaid $6,000 bill for its April 16 rally in Boca Raton, Fla., while the leftist MoveOn.org was charged nothing by the city for its own event, and utilized barriers the tea party was charged for, reports The Daily Caller
The group’s Tax Day Tea Party featured speaker Donald Trump and attracted around 2,000 people. The city levied the bill to pay for barricades and police presence. The April 18 MoveOn rally, held at the same space as the tea party event, drew just 40 people, reported the Palm Beach Post.
South Florida Tea Party leader Everett Wilkinson pointed out that the barriers remained in place for the MoveOn rally, meaning that his group had effectively paid for the liberal group’s use of them.
“SFTP was practicing its right under ‘Freedom of Speech’ and was not legally required to pay anything,” Wilkinson said in a written statement. “However, SFTP has always paid and intends to pay.”