The "2 Million Bikers to DC" was invited to join the "911 Justice for Benghazi Rally" by the event organizers Monday. The sponsors of the Benghazi rally, Special Operations Speaks PAC, invited the bikers to join them on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol on Sept. 11.
The bikers are riding in support of the Constitution, and "to honor and respect those who were killed on 9/11," according to their Facebook page, which has almost 69,000 "likes" at the time of this writing.
The invitation came after it was reported that the National Park Service (NPS) denied a permit to the "2 Millions Bikers to DC" for a "no-stop ride through Washington, D.C.," as reported today by Oliver Darcy of theBlaze. Event organizer Belinda Bee was told by Sheila Gotha of the NPS that their group was denied a permit because 9/11 falls on a weekday and D.C. residents "aren't going to like that." Gotha denied making that statement.
The denial of the permit raised a buzz on Twitter.
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On the Special Operations Speaks PAC website, event organizer Mitchell Mason said,
We welcome the ‘Bikers Benghazi Brigade’ with Open Arms to join our Justice for Benghazi Rally as we already have a permit.
He continued to say that "when members hear the engines roar inside the Capitol, they will know the people have spoken."
Update: The "Million Christian Patriots March" also extended an invitation to the "2 Million Bikers to DC," as they also have a permit and will be at the upper Senate Park on the corner of Constitution Ave and Delaware at noon on Sept. 11, as clarified by Carl Boyd Jr.