MyPillow Guy Ousted From GOP Event After Promising to Confront Republican Governors over 2020 Election
Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist and prominent pillow salesman Mike Lindell continues to peddle debunked delusions that the 2020 election was "stolen" from former President Donald Trump by Democrats and complicit Republican governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia and Doug Ducey of Arizona.
In remarks on white nationalist and former Trump official Steve Bannon's radio show, Lindell vowed to confront the governors at the three day Republican Governors Association (RGA) meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lindell told Bannon:
"I hope I get [Kemp] one-on-one tonight, him and Doug, and be able to say, 'Why, why would you do this to America?'"
Kemp and a number of Republican Georgia election officials were major targets of Trump's election lies, with Trump tweeting they were "disasters for Georgia" and would "hopefully see the light." Trump urged Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to "find" the exact number of votes needed for him to win the state, which went blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
Lindell did show up to the RGA, whose meetings he had attended before, but was reportedly thrown out of the event, according to right-wing media personality Todd Starnes.
Mike Lindell confirms to me his VIP pass and credentials were revoked at the Republican Governors Association meeti… https://t.co/qG0sHYCB1v— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) 1622006225.0
An RGA official who spoke to Politico on the condition of anonymity said:
"These events are for RGA members, and Mike Lindell is not currently an RGA member."
Lindell was met with further ridicule in response to the development.
Did the MyPillow guy barricade himself inside a pillow fort? https://t.co/MtZKpk3OfH— Hil.i.am (@Hil.i.am) 1622030867.0
You know it’s bad when even the GOP throws you out. https://t.co/HHcQFpZO7p— Terry Daniel (@Terry Daniel) 1622048582.0
The Governor of Pillows wasn't invited. https://t.co/Zdo195doOG— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1622031180.0
This makes my cold, black heart a little bit warmer today. I'm cackling! https://t.co/q4nRHPCS3K— Get in, we're going to smash the patriarchy (@Get in, we're going to smash the patriarchy) 1622046115.0
He didn’t enter the right promo code. https://t.co/Up9u2DfYlh— Sasser Cup Trophey Keeper 🍥 (@Sasser Cup Trophey Keeper 🍥) 1622029814.0
Ha ha ha ha - even they don't want you around. https://t.co/dGal6ViEVz— KD Taylor (@KD Taylor) 1622018201.0
But some of Lindell's fellow conspiracy theorists were dismayed.
That's because Kemp and @dougducey are helping in the election fraud coverup..... #ShakeUpComing 2022 primaries… https://t.co/Ln37AXzyGM— AmerConservative (@AmerConservative) 1622038915.0
@GovKemp @dougducey Nice Job! If true, your actions are showing your guilt more and more... just sayin' https://t.co/O3O9djWtbi— Frog (Smokey & The Bandit '77) (@Frog (Smokey & The Bandit '77)) 1622037764.0
PROOF that he is RIGHT! Thank you RINO Republicans for revealing yourselves and for confirming Mike!!!!😎👍🏻 https://t.co/E8oiLY2t9h— Larry Browning (@Larry Browning) 1622034341.0
These conspiracy theories likely won't subside any time soon.