Wednesday, 21 April, 2021


A day before he speaks, Conservative gathering is mostly about Trump

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CPAC turned into an ode to Trump despite those doubts, with the golden statue seen as symbolizing widespread, continuing fealty to the former president. "As many of you know, there were indices of fraud that were out in Arizona, and yesterday, a federal district court judge allowed the state legislature, who has supremacy over the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, to access the Dominion machines and the ballots".

He credited former President Donald Trump with Republicans' unexpected pickup of 15 seats in the 2020 election, putting them just five seats away from taking the gavel away from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pompeo assailed President Joe Biden and recalled what he said were the foreign policy successes of the Trump administration. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and others worry Trump will undermine the party's political future if he and his conspiracy theories continue to dominate Republican politics.

Mr McCarthy has clashed with the former president over his behaviour during the Capitol riots, and was said to have sworn at Mr Trump during a phone call as the January 6 attack was unfolding.

"It's not a chance, we're going to get the majority back".

"He will defend his vaccine work and be about as subtle as a two by four about it", the senior adviser said.

US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando Florida on Friday. — Reuters
US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando Florida on Friday. — Reuters

Zegan said the statue contains several symbolic elements that convey the spirit of Trump: the suit is for Trump's status as a businessman, the red tie represents the Republican party, the sandals are because Zegan thinks this is the time for Trump to be vacationing "in the lap of luxury" and the magic wand?

He brought the statue to Florida from Rosarito, which is on Mexico's west coast near the United States border. The closest runner-up within the ballot was former Vice President Mike Pence, with simply 12 %.

It is believed to be the first endorsement Trump has offered to a challenger of one of the Republicans who voted for his ouster.

Instead, Mr McConnell attempted to put to bed claims of a civil war within the GOP. He has already joined the fray, endorsing one of his former aides, Max Miller, who launched a primary challenge against Ohio Republican congressman Anthony Gonzalez on Friday.

Regardless of repeated false claims the election was stolen from him, Trump misplaced the vote to Democrat Joseph Biden, who took workplace final month - and has confronted rebuke from some members of his personal social gathering for the Capitol riot on January 6.

McConnell made the statement on Fox News Thursday. They are linked by a joint fundraising committee that will raise funds to bankroll both entities that among other things can donate to GOP candidates and pay for the former president's political travel. Ted Cruz, one of several potential 2024 presidential contenders who spoke at the event, being held this year in Orlando to bypass COVID-19 restrictions.

The Indiana Republican, who heads the conservative Republican Study Group, has sought to take a more prominent role in the caucus following Cheney's break with Trump.

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