A half-dozen potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders are speaking Monday and Tuesday at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Fla.
Headlining Monday’s session at the convention of social conservative activists and leaders is former President Trump, who has repeatedly flirted with making a 2024 presidential run.
Also speaking Monday, in accordance with a schedule that was shared first with Fox News, are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott, whom pundits think about potential presidential contenders within the subsequent White House race.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is scheduled to keynote Tuesday’s session. Seen as a rising star on the proper, Scott’s seen that star shine brighter the previous couple of days, following his GOP rebuttal final week to President Biden’s deal with to a joint session of Congress. The speech by Scott, the one Black Republican within the Senate, received rave opinions by many conservatives.
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, 2016 GOP presidential candidates who’re thought-about potential 2024 contenders, may even deal with the convention on Tuesday. Former Vice President Mike Pence – who has lengthy spotlighted his religion and values and who selected the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative Christian nonprofit based mostly in South Carolina, because the group to whom he would give his first post-vice presidency speech – will deal with the SBA List gathering by way of video.
SBA List, which says that its “mission is to end abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders,” has lengthy attracted potential Republican White House hopefuls to its occasions. Social conservative voters have been a key a part of the GOP base for many years.
According to excerpts prematurely of their speeches, DeSantis will highlight how he has appointed state Supreme Court justices in Florida that “respect the rule of law and religious liberty, and by signing legislation….that empowers families and sends a clear message that we will do everything we can to protect the unborn. Building a culture of life requires us to champion policies that fight for our most vulnerable. Today is about applauding the tireless work of advocates like the Susan B. Anthony List team who defend life with vigor.”
Pence will spotlight that “thanks to your support, the Trump-Pence administration became the most pro-life administration in history.”
And Cruz and Rubio will take purpose at Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Defending the right to life is one of the most important responsibilities an elected official has. Not only do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris fail to embrace that responsibility, they pander to pro-abortion activists at every turn – even though a large majority of Americans believe abortion should only be legal under certain circumstances or completely illegal,” Cruz will cost. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are on the wrong side of history when it comes to abortion, and their views don’t reflect what Americans want.”
Rubio will highlight that “America was founded on the fundamental truth that all people are created equal and that our rights come from God.” And he’ll argue that “today, the Biden administration is dominated by pro-abortion radicals who want to make it easier than ever to deny freedom to the unborn. I will never stop fighting to protect the rights of those yet to be born.”
Other audio system at the convention are additionally anticipated to take purpose at the president, who didn’t point out the abortion difficulty throughout his deal with to a joint-session of Congress final week.
Other members of Congress scheduled to talk at the two-day summit, which is closed to the press, are Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Reps. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota, Beth Van Duyne of Texas and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.