Several hundred Trump supporters gathered in the streets of Phoenix on Monday to show support for President Trump and to protest the election results.
Wearing MAGA hats, waving American flags, and holding “Stop the Steal” signs, the crowd gathered outside the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix, where Trump’s legal team was meeting with state legislators to discuss the credibility of Arizona’s election.
At the same time, Arizona certified their election results, officially declaring Joe Biden the state’s victor with 10,457 more votes than Trump.
Inside the hotel, however, an unofficial legislative hearing called into question the viability of the election results. Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and legal advisor, Jenna Ellis, hosted the event.
Large screens were set up outside the hotel to broadcast the event to those gathered outside.
The event also gave a platform to speakers Michelle Malkin and Nick Fuentes.
“My parents came here from the Philippines to live in a constitutional republic, not a banana republic,” Malkin shouted to the crowd.
Fuentes took shots at the GOP, saying that “if they cannot protect our president, then they are useless and they must be cast aside.”
Trump’s legal team has been hard at work challenging the election results while the media continues to call such claims baseless. The president’s supporters have been enthusiastic in following those legal challenges and declaring their belief that the election was stolen from him.
Despite challenges, many politicians and election officials have continued to insist that the election was fair.
Following Arizona’s certification, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs called the state’s election “transparent, accurate, and fair”, and called allegations to the contrary “unfounded.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared, “We do elections well, here in Arizona. The system is strong.”
Outside the Hyatt hotel, Trump supporters shouted, “We want Trump!”