Republican Rep. Lauren Bobert of Colorado unleashed a barrage of jeers and accusations against Democratic officials when she took the stage Saturday ahead of President Trump’s speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
After wowing the packed Dallas crowd by declaring that if Republicans win back Congress in the upcoming midterms, he plans to oust the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci and to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, drew roars and cheers when he tweeted from the stage: “When Republicans regain the majority, you will pay the price for silencing Americans.” (RELATED: Jury orders Alex Jones to pay additional $45.2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook family)
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 6, 2022
Bobert and two other leading conservative women, Michigan and Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidates Tudor Dixon and Kari Lake, spoke with ever-increasing enthusiasm and disdain, setting a tone that continued with former President Trump’s own speech .
When Trump finally took the stage, he called for “a crippling defeat” of the Democrats in order to save the country. “We want to be populists,” he continued, “because we love our country.”
Trump’s explicit endorsement of populism mirrors Hungary’s populist President Viktor Orbán’s inaugural address, which drew a backlash from the mainstream media. The notable populist theme of the conference continued with a speech by Brexit engineer and British politician Nigel Farage.