Conservatives are targeting liberalism at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida this weekend.
The most emblematic of these targets? According to some speakers, it’s California and Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.
Leading critics was Richard Grenell, a Californian and former cabinet member of President Trump, who spoke at the conference in Orlando on Saturday morning.
Trump is due to speak on Sunday, the conference’s closing day.
Grenell is well known in Trump circles and first served the administration in 2017 as an ambassador to Germany. In 2020, he briefly served as Acting Director of National Intelligence.
In recent weeks, speculation has grown that he would run for governor of California if recalled. Politico this month reported that Grenell was considering a squad for a possible gubernatorial race. On Saturday, he dropped a not-so-subtle hint when closing his remarks on CPAC.
“In my three decades in American politics, I have never seen a better case of recall than there is currently in California,” he said. “And of course, if a agent Public still does not keep their promises and you cannot limit their tenure, or call them back in time, there is always another option: you can run yourself against them.
Grenell entered the national political scene in the early 2000s, when he was appointed Director of Communications for the US Ambassador to the United Nations by President George W. Bush….
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