Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – guest host Ben Cunningham welcomed Moms for Liberty’s Amy Kremer to the newsmaker line to discuss her mission with Women for Trump and the crowd at the Ellipse during Trump’s speech.
Cunnigham: My name is Ben Cunningham, sitting again from Michael Patrick Leahy along with Kevin and Laura Baigert. And Laura is the star, Tennesse Star reporter and the star reporter of The Star News Network.
And she’s been breaking all kinds of stories about what’s going on in Georgia and around the country with election integrity issues. And it is huge.
And Laura is one of the few reporters that’s really been digging into the nitty-gritty and actually taking the time to look at these documents to see what actually is happening. On the line with us this morning, good friend, Amy Kramer. Amy, good morning.
Kremer: Good morning. How are you?
Cunningham: We are great. Thanks so much for getting up early and joining us. Amy Kramer is a superstar in the Tea Party world and also in Women for Trump. And Amy, what are your other titles? You have so many. You have just been a warrior for so many years.
Kremer: Well, thank you, Ben, but you know what? I just do what I believe. And I said to my hubby yesterday as we were driving through Virginia wine country, I think I’m ready to give up politics and buy a winery. (Cunningham laughs)
And he said you’ll never give up politics to yourself don’t fool yourself. My most important title is mom. But I spend all my time running Women for America First. I’m one of the co-founders and the chill woman of Women for America First. And that’s where most of my time and energy goes.
Cunningham: I remember you came up several years back when we did the rally for Gibson Guitar. People may not remember that but Gibson Guitar was being harassed by the federal government over some ridiculous environmental rules. And we had a rally.
Amy came up and spoke. Marsha Blackburn was there. Great rally. And we tried to support Gibson guitar against this ridiculous overreach.
And, of course, it’s just gotten worse. Let’s get into your story. Amy, you were involved in organizing the big rally on January the sixth at the Capitol. We were there.
Kremer: That not at the Capitol.
Cunningham: Yes. Go ahead. Correct me there.
Kremer: We hosted the rally and had absolutely nothing to do with what happened at the Capitol. And it was a beautiful event.
Cunningham: It was. It was a great event. The crowd was so big, we had to get back there close to the Washington Monument because it was so huge. And even with the wind blowing and it was cold, people were energized. They were enthusiastic.
I don’t know what the final crowd count was, but there were hundreds of thousands of people there. And we were there, as we have been many, many times before, to protest and to support the causes that we feel so strongly about. And I think that’s why we were all there.
Kremer: No. I mean, you’re absolutely right Ben. And the most amazing thing about that event was that was the third time we’ve done it in two months, right? I mean, we had done November 14th.
People just dropped everything in their lives to come to Washington, D.C. from all four corners of this country. Not because they thought they were going to hear from President Trump and who’s going to be there, but because of the love of the country.
And they knew what was going on, what had happened on November 4. We did again on December 12. And then again on January 6, it was nothing like I’ve ever seen.
And I’m tired of being in shamed for that day because I’m called an insurrectionist and a treasonous traitor and all these things because we held a big, beautiful event at the Ellipse with the President of the United States.
And then we had some bad eggs do some bad things at the capitol. And I will be honest. I mean, the people that are responsible for criminal acts should be held accountable. I don’t care what their political ideology is.
Kremer: What we’re finding out is that it wasn’t conservatives. Yes, there are some conservatives and Trump supporters that have made gotten caught up in that mob mentality. But most of the Trump supporters that even were there did not go in.
That’s the one thing I have never heard, is how many people actually went inside of the capitol. But it was probably less than one percent of the total number of people that were in Washington, D.C. that day.
And most of the people stood outside the capitol singing and chanting and praying. That’s what they were doing. I honestly didn’t go to the capitol because I was so exhausted from the March for Trump bus tour that we had going on since Thanksgiving weekend.
We had crisscrossed this country from coast to coast. And after that rally, it was cold. You’re right. It was 30 degrees and, like, 20 miles an hour winds. It was one of the coldest days I can ever remember. My feet were almost frostbitten.
But I went straight back to my hotel and we order French onion soup to the room. And we were going to sit there and watch all the evidence be laid out in front of the joint session of Congress.
Cunningham: Amy, we’re up on a break. Can you stay over with us? We’ve got so much more to talk about.
Kremer: Yes, I would love to.
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Photo “Amy Kremer” by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.