The billionaire Koch brothers are committed to campaign against President Trump in the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary.
Americans for Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel published a memo stating:
The Republican Party is nominating bad candidates who are advocating for things that go against core American principles. And the American people are rejecting them.
The Democratic Party increasingly sees this as a political opportunity. And they’re responding with more and more extreme policies – policies that also go against our core American principles.
The memo continues:
This means the country is in a downward spiral, with both parties reinforcing the bad behavior of the other.
And to make matters worse, very few voters participate in primaries – and that’s where these candidates are chosen. This makes it impossible to get good things done in Washington. And things are likely to get worse before they get better.
When you understand the landscape this way, it’s clear: Our country must move past the current political situation – we’ve got to turn the page on the past several years.
The second lesson from 2022 is that the loudest voice in each political party sets the tone for the entire election. In a presidential year, that’s the presidential candidate.
And to write a new chapter for our country, we need to turn the page on the past. So the best thing for the country would be to have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter. The American people have shown that they’re ready to move on, and so AFP will help them do that.
It looks like the Democrats have already chosen their path for the presidential – so there’s no opportunity to have a positive impact there.
But AFP Action is prepared to support a candidate in the Republican presidential primary who can lead our country forward, and who can win.
Read the full memo below:
The memo was issued to the network’s donors at a Palm Springs, California, summit this weekend where Republicans such as Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) were in attendance.
The Koch network, for decades, has been opposed to populist-nationalist policy solutions to some of the nation’s biggest issues. Trump’s victory in the 2016 GOP presidential primary and in the subsequent general election made even more public the network’s opposition to reducing immigration, putting tariffs on foreign imports, and other issues out of step with Republican voters.
Most recently, for example, the Washington Free Beacon reported that the Koch network has joined the likes of billionaire George Soros and the left-wing Rockefeller Brothers Fund to revive the Iran nuclear deal that was backed by former President Obama and thrown out by Trump in 2018.
Americans for Prosperity’s political action committee (PAC), which serves as the network’s largest political arm, spends tens of millions of dollars each election cycle to back a number of Republican candidates.
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