Never-Trumpers are holding their own conference during CPAC weekend at the National Press Club in DC.
RINO Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are headlining “Principles First: The Summit,” which will be taking place February 26-27.
“Cheney will speak to the summit remotely on February 26, and Kinzinger will deliver a closing keynote speech on February 27, according to the schedule. Former Virginia Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman, who is a senior staffer on the select committee, is also scheduled to speak,” CBS News reports.
Republican attorney Heath Mayo, the founder of Principles First for America, the advocacy organization hosting the summit, confirmed the schedule to CBS and said the event will “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,” Mayo said. “You don’t see those folks, yet, in rooms that are energized. But I think the energy is there. We’ll see how many folks show up.”
Mayo added, “I believe there is a lane here for 2024. The party is completely stuck in a rut talking about if the last election is legitimate and if Liz Cheney, [Maryland Governor Larry] Hogan, or someone else is compelling and wants to run, I think a lot of people would listen.”
Alexander Vindman and Capitol Police Office Harry Dunn, who claimed he faced “racism” on January 6, are also speaking.
CPAC begins Thursday in Orlando, with speakers including President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.