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Friday, May 24, 2024

A powerful, rightwing lobbying group is promoting a hard-right policy agenda and cementing ties between the Republican party and the far right at at least 21 events involving senators, members of Congress, and both junior and senior political aides, documents obtained by the Guardian show.



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"The documents offer previously unreported details of Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) trainings and "bootcamps" for congressional staff at CPI's sprawling Maryland ranch, and lavish, star-studded retreats for members of Congress " mostly members of the far-right Freedom caucus " at a string of Florida resorts.

They also show how CPI, widely described as the "nerve center of the Maga movement", enlisted its own network of affiliated organizations along with like-minded far-right organizations " some classified as hate groups by experts " as well as individual extremists to promote anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-vaccine policies, along with others premised on the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.

Heidi Beirich, co-founder and chief strategy officer at the Global Project against Hate and Extremism, said speakers featured at CPI events included some "seriously extreme people", and indicated "how far right the Maga movement has become"."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-23 06:57 PM | Reply

Death to traitors.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-23 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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