WATCH: Crowd Erupts When Roger Stone Enters Virginia Women For Trump Campaign Kickoff
The crowd erupted with applause and cheers when Roger Stone made his appearance at the Virginia Women For Trump 2020 campaign kickoff event held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Stone spoke at the D.C. event just over one week after being indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and entered the room amid cheers and “Roger Stone did nothing wrong” chants. Big League Politics reporter Luke Rohlfling was live in the ballroom to record our exclusive footage.
In January, Stone was accused of lying during his Congressional testimony, and arrested in a pre-dawn military style raid. He was released on bond the same day.
In his speech, Stone pledged not to take any deals offered by Mueller’s team. To more vigorous applause and cheers, Stone told attendees he “will put up a vigorous defense,” and “will plead not guilty.”
At one point Stone invited his wife to join him on stage, and revealed more details of his arrest and how his wife was treated during the ordeal.
According to Stone, his wife, who is hearing impaired, was “in the second story bedroom,” when the FBI knocked on his door, and was then “brought up to the street in her nightgown and bare feet to stand next to [Stone].”
“She is charged with no crime, she is guilty of no crime.”
Stone also explained the source of his fascination with President Richard Nixon that led him to have the former president’s face tattooed on his back, explaining that Nixon initiated affirmative action hiring in the federal government, supported cancer research, and provided much needed military expertise and equipment to Israel during the Yom Kippur war.
“My reverence for Richard Nixon is based on his resilience. On his persistence,” Stone mused, “Because as he said: ‘A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is only finished when he quits.'”
Stone concluded, “Ladies and gentlemen, I will never quit!”
During his speech, Stone also stressed the financial hardship the Mueller investigation placed on him and his family, and reminded fans to buy a “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” shirt, now available at The 1776 Shop.