A former Libertarian presidential candidate and current Republican Senate candidate aligned himself with most of President Donald J. Trump’s policy decisions in an interview Wednesday with Big League Politics at the Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“When the president says he wants to cut spending, cut taxes, cut regulations and overturn Obamacare I’m 100 percent with the president,” Austin Petersen, said the Missouri resident.
Several students at the SAS Summit agreed with Petersen’s assessment of Trump’s performance as president.
“I think the tax cuts were a huge deal,” said Cameron E. Wallace, a college student from Washington.
Caleb D. Tolin, a student from North Carolina, said he was convinced Trump’s massive cut of business regulations has been beneficial to the economy.
Petersen debated about marijuana legalization at the Student Action Summit, a Turning Point USA conference which has an attendance of 3,000 college students from across the world this year.
What an incredible debate over the legalization of marijuana at #SAS2017 ! One of the most remarkable debates I have ever seen! @AP4Liberty is so important to the future of the liberty movement. Thank you, Austin, for taking the time to talk to me today! pic.twitter.com/3kzGagLcvO
— Brooke☀️ (@BrookeMeads) December 20, 2017
Petersen said when the president does something different than candidate Trump promised, like calling for an increased troop surge in Afghanistan, that is where the Senate hopeful breaks with Trump.
Petersen’s Republican primary opponent is Missouri Attorney General Joshua D. Hawley.
The candidate said the Republican establishment in Washington, particularly Senate Majority Leader A. Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell Jr. (R.-Ky.), have thrown all of their weight and support behind his primary opponent.
“My opponent has access to infinite funds while my campaign is completely grassroots run, which is a significant challenge,” said Petersen, who has raised $300,000 in private donations.
Petersen said he is a man of the people, and he plans on using his understanding of the average voter, as Trump did, to win his election.
"Petersen is the worst enemy of the Washington Swamp, the political elite, and enemies of the Constitution" https://t.co/hZSETFqMYu
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) December 17, 2017
He also has significantly more time to campaign than Hawley, considering Hawley’s full-time job as Missouri attorney general, he said.
The candidate, who finished second before the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nominee Gary Johnson, said he will use his time-advantage to reach as many more voters as possible.
TROLLED: Pelosi For Prison Banner Flown Over Her San Francisco District
It calls for Pelosi to be locked up for her “crimes against America.”
Liberals in San Francisco were immediately triggered Thursday morning by the sight of an impossible-to-miss 25-foot by 80-foot “Pelosi for Prison” banner flying in the spy upon the left-wing stronghold.
Her lawlessness, ignorance and corruption have gone on for too long!
— DeAnna for Congress🇺🇸vs Nancy (@DeAnna4Congress) February 6, 2020
The banner, paid for by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Republican opponent, DeAnna Lorraine, directs those who see it to a petition, located at PelosiForPrison.co, which calls for Pelosi to be jailed for her “crimes against America.” With the banner coming just a day after President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Pelosi-driven impeachment hearings, it is a sign that some conservatives are moving off of the defensive, and instead focusing on offensive attacks against left-wing figures like Pelosi.
Speaking with Big League Politics, Lorraine states that the banner was a part of her plan to expose Pelosi’s record while in the Congress, along with her “egregious crimes against America.”
“I am running for Congress to clean out the corruption that is Nancy Pelosi. Instead of caring for the people of
San Francisco and advancing their issues on a national scale, she spends her time conducting asinine
impeachments and investigations that amount to absolutely nothing” said DeAnna. “It’s past time we start
hitting her hard on her record of poor leadership and egregious crimes against America, and I look very much
forward to retiring her in November.”
This banner definitely gets that message across, and surely has Nancy Pelosi shaking with rage.
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