SAGINAW, MI – A group of dedicated supporters of President Donald Trump in mid-Michigan are preparing to hit the road Tuesday for an overnight bus trip to Washington, D.C.
Instead of going sight-seeing, though, the group plans to join Trump supporters from around the country for a public rally as Congress convenes Wednesday, Jan. 6, to confirm the Electoral College vote in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
A chartered bus of 43 supporters is leaving the Saginaw County community of Bridgeport late Tuesday for the â€œMarch for Trumpâ€ rally, which has been supported by the President on Twitter.
Trip organizer Suzanne Hall of Birch Run Township said the purpose of the trip is to â€œstand for integrityâ€ while being visible to legislators.
â€œSince theyâ€™re not moving, since theyâ€™re so silent, we feel we must arouse them and we really want to get them to understand that we the people want integrity back to our elections,â€ Hall said. â€œWe can write them, we can call them, but I think a mass group of citizens might speak more because they canâ€™t hide us.â€
Hall is a part of the Mid-Michigan Republicans, under the umbrella of the Michigan Conservative Coalition, but she also calls herself a grassroots leader.
She said that sheâ€™s seen widespread support and interest in the trip and that those taking the bus trip come from all over Michigan.
â€œThey are very passionate and theyâ€™re willing to take off time from work, travel considerable hours just to meet the bus,â€ she said. â€œTheyâ€™re just looking at everyway they can get to D.C.â€
Hall was inspired to organize the bus ride well before hearing Trumpâ€™s call on Twitter for supporters to come to D.C. on Wednesday. She previously led a bus of supporters to D.C. in December for another rally and said she knew sheâ€™d be back again.
â€œThere was just something pushing me and the others to do this. Itâ€™s just kind of interesting that itâ€™s such a powerful move,â€ she said.
She said the trip is based on faith as well.
â€œI do sense that itâ€™s God led, I think the Lord inspired us to do this and thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m getting and hearing from everyone that I speak with,â€ she said.
â€œI will say overwhelmingly these are people that are calling on the Lord in their Christian faith to lead the way and to work â€“ we realize that this is a monumental project, we canâ€™t do it on our own. Itâ€™s just too big for us so we are calling on the Lord to intercede and do for us what we canâ€™t do, but we will be there as part of this effort. We arenâ€™t going alone, we are going with God.â€
The bus is currently full with no spaces available, said Hall. But she is encouraging those who canâ€™t make it down to D.C. to keep them in their thoughts and prayers.
â€œI fully believe that this is going to make a difference. After that, what direction will it take â€“ our Constitution provides us ways of dealing with difficulties like this, we will follow the Constitution and everyone should be alert and in prayer over it, that would be wonderful to have prayer warriors behind us.â€
Trump has continued to claim the presidential election was â€œstolenâ€ from him. Courts have rejected legal challenges to the election and state election officials have upheld results that show Biden as the overall winner.
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