Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke had a small problem. He was a little short money needed for the Sheriff’s Posse’s trip to Trump’s inauguration.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Posse has 14 horses and 20 volunteers and dates to 1948. They marched in Richard Nixon’s parade in 1971 and George W. Bush’s parade in 2005.
Sheriff Vern Warnke held a fundraiser to privately raise funds to pay for the trip. Protesters, missing the whole private funding thing, protested the event outside the Elks Lodge in Merced because they didn’t want tax dollars used to pay to march with Trump.
Before the event the Merced County Sheriff’s Office raised $30,000 of the needed $80,000.
“I was upset to see Vern Warnke using the Elks, a wonderful organization that raises money for scholarships and to help those in need, to ask for money to prance before Donald Trump,” UC Merced research assistant Jasmine Armstrong told The Daily Caller.
Turns put the fundraiser was a success, despite the misguided protesters, and Sheriff Warnke raised the needed 60k.
Protesters are said to still be fuming because they have nothing left to bitch about.