Cal Poly alum and California Rep. Devin Nunes stopped in the Central Coast Friday.
A total of 10 people rallied on the side of a busy road toward the entrance of the event, one expected to have hundreds attend.
Among those holding cowbells and signs, a man with a costume, taunting Nunes.
“I’m just a guy in a cow costume on the side of the road,” Eric Siemens laughed. He is referencing @devincow, a Twitter account critical of the congressman that gained.
Nunes filed a defamation lawsuit against the platform account seeking $250 million, plus punitive damages of $350,000.
But for the 10 protesters alongside the busy Price Canyon Road, the protest was about more than an online feud.
“It just bothered me when I found out Devin Nunes, one of the most nationally divisive political figures in this country was going to be snuck in behind our backs to do some fundraising in this county,” protester Bryce Engstrom said.
While the protesters held signs, rang bells, and even chanted, dozens of supporters pulled into the driveway of the venue, making it clear they stand with the Central Valley republican; one of President Trump’s staunchest allies.
The protesters had some words for the former dairy farmer.
“It’s not okay to not represent the people who elected you,” Siemens said.
Nunes’ communication director declined an interview or provide a statement.