Multiple sources tell REDBROWARD a local millenial “leader” was responsible for seating disgraced ex-Congressman Mark Foley behind the podium at Wednesday’s Donald Trump rally in Sunrise, Florida. Sources say Lauren Cooley, a 24 year old musician, controlled the seating arrangements in the section behind Donald Trump. Foley’s presence at the rally was used by the liberal media to blunt Trump’s criticism of Hillary Clinton allowing the father of the Pulse nightclub terrorist to sit behind her at a recent Orlando rally.
In 2006, Mark Foley was forced to resign from office after it was revealed he sent sexually charged messages to underage congressional pages. At the time Foley said, “I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent.” The Foley scandal helped Democrats retake control of Congress in 2006.
Of course, Cooley may not have been aware of this since she was just 14 years old at the time.
Sources say Cooley was very “hands on” in the seating process. She even threatened to have security remove people who did not belong in her section. Who gave this local musician such authority?
Some Republican insiders believe it was local Trump campaign official Dolly Rump and her husband Mike Rump. Both Rumps supported Cooley’s failed bid to become Broward Republican chair. (REDBROWARD revealed Cooley was more interested in self-promotion and selfies than electing Broward Republicans.) Mike Rump was spotted in the stands on Wednesday, haphazardly handing out wristbands to the VIP section in front of the podium.
Other insiders theorize Sharon Day, the RNC Co-Chair, empowered Cooley. Day, a big supporter of Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush, helped Cooley attend the RNC convention in Cleveland. In a Twitter post, Cooley thanked Day for giving her a pass to attend the festivities.
This whole mess shows the danger of using inexperienced millenials for the sake of looking good or inclusive. Many experienced volunteers would have gladly helped make sure Donald Trump avoided another manufactured mainstream media controversy.
This reporter spotted Foley at 6pm and tweeted about him not belonging there. Guess Lauren Cooley was too busy barking orders or taking selfies.