A group of Never Trump Republicans are gathering in Washington D.C. this week as part of their continuing attempt to undermine former President Trump. Part cheerleading session will take place for Adam Kinzinger (R.IL) and Rep. Liz Cheney, both members of the Jan.6 Committee. Also there will be discussion about a viable Never Trump presidential candidate.
The conference is entitled, “Principles First: The Summit,” and also will include a show of support for several state officials who refused to allow any investigation into possible election fraud.
“This Summit brings together prominent thinkers to discuss current challenges facing conservatism and the principles that ought to deﬁne its future.”
Look at the following list. Get your coffee first. The usual suspects, plus… Vindman?!? https://t.co/rk38PsWpS9 https://t.co/yO2SD2Fhhs
— Gun Boss (@GunBoss11) February 22, 2022
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It is quite interesting to note the timing of Never Trump Summit. The summit will be held in the same week of the Conservative Political Action Conference (or CPAC). This annual gathering brings together activists and conservative figures at their largest.
Republican attorney and founder of Principles For America, the organization hosting the event, Heath Mayo says that the timing of the two events would “certainly be counterprogramming of CPAC.”
“We want to come together in a visual show of support for people who have taken stands for ideas when it hasn’t been comfortable. You don’t see those folks, yet, in rooms that are energized. The energy seems to be there. We’ll see how many folks show up.”
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Speakers for the “Principles First Summit” is a list of the usual Never-Trump suspects.
Cheney, Kinzinger and other speakers will be speaking. Brad Raffensperger will be the State Secretary, while Bill Kristol was the Weekly Standard’s editor. There are also newcomers to Never Trump, Capitol Hill Officer Harry Dunn as well as Alexander Vindman, a retired Army Lt. Colonel.
For those of you who love RINOS and Never Trumpers, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger will be a headliner and a keynote respectively at the “Principles First: The Summit,”
They’re trying to compete with CPAC. They are truly out of touch.
— David (@davidthomas38) February 22, 2022
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The Republican National Committee’s recent censures of Cheney, Kinzinger and others will be another item on Principles First. They were both fired for being members of Jan. 6 Committee.
Censure didn’t go far enough for certain members of RNC. The RNC members pushed for the complete expulsion of House GOP Caucus. Both Cheney and Kinzinger may be soon harmed by karma.
As congressional district lines are being redrawn, Kinzinger’s district is being eliminated and has opted for retirement rather than run against another GOP incumbent for the new district seat.
Principles First Summit. If you feel your principles are falling out of style, consider supporting communism. https://t.co/IR9WhcMoZn
— Sir Aaron (@SirAaron_) February 22, 2022
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Liz Cheney also has problems
Liz Cheney is facing her own set of challenges since she voted in favor of impeachment. The RNC censure was not the only problem. In November, Wyoming’s GOP decided to stop recognizing Cheney as Republican.
In January, Cheney’s primary opponent Harriet Hageman trounced Cheney in a Wyoming GOP straw poll, and recently, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy officially endorsed Hageman for the Wyoming GOP primary. Cheney lost her post as GOP conference chair last spring.
Heath Mayo believes that Principles First Summit attendees will be a large crowd.
“I believe there is a lane here for 2024. They are still talking about whether the last election was legitimate, and Liz Cheney’s eligibility. [Maryland Governor Larry] Hogan, or someone else is compelling and wants to run, I think a lot of people would listen.”
Parade of the RINOs Clank!
— Generalissimo Liberty (@Generalissimo76) February 21, 2022