Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks and different members of the biggest Republican caucus’ management will maintain a summit with former President Donald Trump in New Jersey subsequent week, the Indiana Republican confirmed to The Post.
“At Republican Study Committee, we’ve been very busy as we develop the consensus conservative agenda for the future of the Republican Party, and that agenda is the Trump agenda,” he mentioned, noting that the trip to Bedminster it will likely be the primary time a number of of the members have met with Trump since he left workplace.
“We’re looking forward to going up to visit with him to discuss what we’ve been up to and what we plan to do for not just the rest of this term in the minority, but when we get the majority back, but talk to him about what we, what we hope to accomplish.”
Trump final month relocated his political and fundraising operations from Mar-a-Lago in Florida to his Bedminster resort and golf course for the summer season.
The assembly comes as hypothesis grows over whether or not Trump will run again in 2024. Numerous 2024 hopefuls together with former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have met with the group in latest months, with a number of high-profile potential candidates having reached out to communicate to the group in coming weeks.
Banks, who has been enjoying an increasing function in serving to lead the House GOP’s messaging efforts, mentioned that its coverage proposals are largely modeled after the Trump administration’s, and has repeatedly pressured he feels the social gathering wants to lean into Trumpism whether it is going to retain and entice voters which have shifted towards the GOP since 2016.
The group has taken a number one function in trying to supply contrasting coverage proposals to the Biden administration’s agenda as Republicans look to take again the House majority in 2022.
The RSC lately unveiled its budget proposal, which seems to stability the federal price range in 5 years whereas reducing $14.4 trillion over the course of a decade and decreasing taxes by $1.9 trillion, with the architects of the plan stating that it could lead to a price range surplus by 2026.
Banks mentioned since taking the reins of the RSC, he has appeared to broaden the problems the group focuses on past simply fiscal conservatism and pro-life points, incorporating a few of the Trump administration’s priorities like China coverage and immigration.
The Indiana Republican famous that Trump met with the caucus a number of instances throughout his tenure on the White House and are searching for him to proceed to proceed to play a big function in shaping the social gathering shifting ahead.
“At RSC, what we’ve been focused on is really developing an agenda, the traditional conservative issues that RSC has always been involved with: balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility, we released our budget last week, strong national defense, and pro-life, social conservative issues. But really, President Trump, where he’s led our party, is to be more focused on the China threat and RSC has been very active on that front,” Banks continued.
“And China trade issues, big tech issues are very important to RSC, we’re very active in that space, confronting the big tech’s free speech and censorship of conservatives. We have our election integrity bill that I introduced, the Save Democracy Act. RSC is doing more on the immigration front than it has ever done before, and we look forward to talking to him about that.”