The entire town of Mossyrock, Washington, which has a population of just under 1,000, announced it would hold a rally this weekend to encourage other Americans to join them.
HUGE: The entire town of Mossyrock, WA will be defying Governor Inslee’s lockdown orders. They are asking for support this Saturday at 12pm.
— Katie Daviscourt?? (@KatieDaviscourt) December 10, 2020
Inslee announced this week that he is extending Washington’s lockdown into 2021, forcing restaurants and other businesses to keep their doors closed until Jan. 4.
Mossyrock officials, however, said the city “will not recognize” Inslee’s restrictions.
Mossyrock Mayor Randall Sasser admitted the town doesn’t have the authority to defy Inslee, but said it plans to do so anyway.
“No, we don’t have the authority,” Sasser said. “But it gets the word out, it gets people thinking about really, what is happening.”
Coronavirus restrictions should be determined by local health officials, not state officials, Sasser added, because state and federal officials do not understand the impact restrictions have on local businesses.
“For businesses to shut down who have given their life savings to open up a business in a small community and then be ordered to shut down and not have any restitution to help them survive, that’s a shame,” Sasser said.
Thousands of conservatives voiced their support for the small town:
Only a 90 minute drive for me and it sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Road trip to Mossyrock!
— Kilomikealpha76 (@kilomikealpha76) December 10, 2020
I would like to move there immediately. ?
— Ryan (@_bloopsa) December 10, 2020
ALL OF WASHINGTON NEEDS TO GROW A PAIR AND DO THE SAME. BE BRAVE LIKE MOSSYROCK!
— President-Elect MAGA (@PolyPatriot) December 10, 2020