Clowns descended on the Capitol yesterday, figuratively and literally.
The former are dozens of conservative radio hosts and nativist leaders attending an anti-immigrant bonanza at the Phoenix Park Hotel. Every year anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) holds a publicity and lobbying event in Washington D.C. In years past, the event has attracted a plethora of white nationalist leaders.
This year the nativist circus attracted real clowns. But they certainly weren’t on the guest list.
With balloons, banners and signs that read “FAIR is a Circus, Send in the Clowns” and “these clowns are connected to white nationalism,” the creative protesters made a mockery of FAIR’s event.
FAIR president Dan Stein, no stranger to controversy, reportedly tried to scare the clowns away to no avail.