Apr 23, 2022
McCarthy to lead GOP lawmakers, including Marjorie Taylor Greene, to southern border
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(CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is set to lead a group of fellow Republican lawmakers to the southern border in Texas on Monday, amid debate over the Biden administration's decision to end a Trump-era pandemic restriction on the US-Mexico border.McCarthy's office said in a press release Saturday morning that the California Republican will be joined in Eagle Pass, Texas, by nine lawmakers, including two other members of House GOP leadership -- Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer. Others expected to make the trip include Reps. Tony Gonzales, Randy Weber, Michael Guest and Chip Roy, all of Texas; Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia; Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee and Blake Moore of Utah. Greene is coming off an unprecedented hearing in Atlanta on Friday in which she testified under oath for three hours in a case that focused on whether she is constitutionally barred from holding office because of her role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol.
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Trump Launches New Super PAC That Will Spend Millions Backing Midterm Candidates
by Jack McEvoy
Former President Donald Trump’s close advisers are launching MAGA Inc., a new independent political action committee (PAC) that will spend millions to fund Trump-backed candidates ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Politico reported Friday.
MAGA Inc. will invest large sums of money into key November midterm races to help elect Republican House and Senate candidates that the former president is supporting, such as Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert and Ohio Senate hopeful J.D. Vance, Politico reported, citing people close to Trump. The PAC can spend an unlimited amount of funds and could substantially ramp up GOP efforts to win back both the House and Senate as Republicans have been outspent by Democrats in important races across the nation.
“President Trump is committed to saving America, and Make America Great Again, Inc. will ensure that is achieved at the ballot box in November and beyond,” Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson, told Politico.
Although Trump has endorsed over 200 candidates, his current super PAC, MAGA Again!, has spent very little of its over $100 million in funding and has had little impact in midterm races so far, the outlet reported. Super PACs like MAGA Inc. may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations and individuals but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates, according to the Federal Election Committee.
MAGA Inc., to be managed by Budowich, will likely merge with MAGA Again! which could transfer its funds to the new committee. Trump remains the Republican Party’s biggest fundraiser and has been able to pull vast amounts of both small and large donations, according to Fox News.
The committee could also be used to provide a framework for Trump’s potential 2024 bid for the presidency, according to Politico. Although Trump has hinted that he might run for president again, he is still deciding whether to announce his campaign before or after the midterms, the outlet reported.
A Trump spokesman did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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