On Saturday, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Republican of Colorado, took to the stage on the eve of President Trump’s speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with plenty of mockery and accusations against Democratic officials. .
After angering a crowded Dallas crowd, she said she intends to spearhead the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alex if Republicans retake Congress in the upcoming midterms. Jandro Mayorkas, who sparked a roar of cheers when she tweeted from the stage, “You will pay the price for silencing Americans when the GOP regains the majority.” (Related: Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook family an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages)
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 6, 2022
Boebert and two other major conservative women, Republican candidates for governors Tudor Dixon and Kari Lake of Michigan and Arizona, spoke with increasing enthusiasm and defiance, setting the stage for former President Trump’s own speech. keynote.
When Trump finally took office, he called on Democrats to “completely fail” to save the country. “We want to be populists,” he continued, “because we love our country.”
Trump’s unequivocal support for populism mirrored Hungarian populist President Viktor Orban’s opening day speech, which itself drew a reaction from the mainstream media. A speech by Brexit engineer and British politician Nigel Farage continued the conference’s striking populist theme.