EXCUSIVE – A half-dozen potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders are talking Monday and Tuesday on the Susan B. Anthony Checklist’s Professional-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Seashore, Fla.
Headlining Monday’s session on the convention of social conservative activists and leaders is former President Trump, who has repeatedly flirted with making a 2024 presidential run.
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Additionally talking Monday, in keeping with a schedule that was shared first with Fox Information, are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott, whom pundits think about potential presidential contenders within the subsequent White Home race.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is scheduled to keynote Tuesday’s session. Seen as a rising star on the best, Scott’s seen that star shine brighter the previous couple of days, following his GOP rebuttal final week to President Biden’s deal with to a joint session of Congress. The speech by Scott, the one Black Republican within the Senate, gained rave critiques by many conservatives.
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, 2016 GOP presidential candidates who’re thought of potential 2024 contenders, may also deal with the convention on Tuesday. Former Vice President Mike Pence – who has lengthy spotlighted his religion and values and who selected the Palmetto Household Council, a conservative Christian nonprofit based mostly in South Carolina, because the group to whom he would give his first post-vice presidency speech – will deal with the SBA Checklist gathering through video.
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SBA Checklist, which says that its “mission is to finish abortion by electing nationwide leaders and advocating for legal guidelines that save lives, with a particular calling to advertise pro-life ladies leaders,” has lengthy attracted potential Republican White Home hopefuls to its occasions. Social conservative voters have been a key a part of the GOP base for many years.
In line with excerpts prematurely of their speeches, DeSantis will highlight how he has appointed state Supreme Courtroom justices in Florida that “respect the rule of legislation and non secular liberty, and by signing laws….that empowers households and sends a transparent message that we’ll do all the pieces we are able to to guard the unborn. Constructing a tradition of life requires us to champion insurance policies that battle for our most weak. At present is about applauding the tireless work of advocates just like the Susan B. Anthony Checklist workforce who defend life with vigor.”
Pence will spotlight that “due to your assist, the Trump-Pence administration grew to become essentially the most pro-life administration in historical past.”
And Cruz and Rubio will take purpose at Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Defending the best to life is among the most vital obligations an elected official has. Not solely do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris fail to embrace that accountability, they pander to pro-abortion activists at each flip – although a big majority of People imagine abortion ought to solely be authorized below sure circumstances or utterly unlawful,” Cruz will cost. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are on the flawed facet of historical past on the subject of abortion, and their views do not mirror what People need.”
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Rubio will highlight that “America was based on the basic fact that every one persons are created equal and that our rights come from God.” And he’ll argue that “at present, the Biden administration is dominated by pro-abortion radicals who need to make it simpler than ever to disclaim freedom to the unborn. I’ll by no means cease preventing to guard the rights of these but to be born.”
Different audio system on the convention are additionally anticipated to take purpose a the president, who did not point out the abortion concern throughout his deal with to a joint-session of Congress final week.
Different members of Congress scheduled to talk on the two-day summit, which is closed to the press, are Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Reps. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota, Beth Van Duyne of Texas and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.