Kris Kobach, Kansas immigration hawk and long time ally of President Donald J. Trump, is scheduled to debate former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake on the merits of President Trump’s policies and the impact of his time in office.
The debate will focus on whether the Republican Party should re-nominate President Trump to run against the Democrat Party in 2020, and will pit Flake and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens against Kobach and Fox News columnist Liz Peek.
Kobach will debate Flake and Stephens at New York City’s Kaye Playhouse and will be streamed online on March 28. Perhaps concerning based on the voter demographics of the far left stronghold, audience members will vote to determine who won the debate.
From the official press release:
As Americans gear up for the 2020 presidential election, Republicans have a choice: Should Donald Trump be their nominee? Such a decision would have some historical precedent, though no sitting president has been denied his party’s nomination since the 1800s. On Thursday, March 28, nonpartisan debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. addresses this question with a live debate on the motion “The Republican Party Should Not Re-Nominate Trump.”
Arguing that Republicans should look elsewhere for their nominee will be former Senator Jeff Flake and New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens. Arguing against them will be former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who served on the Trump transition team, and Fox News columnist Liz Peek. A live audience vote will determine the debate’s winners, based on which side changes the most minds.
Speaking to Big League Politics, Kobach was optimistic that this will be an opportunity for Americans to understand the immense power and success of President Trump’s time in office.
“I hope that the debate will show that Donald J. Trump has done more to advance conservative principles than any president since Reagan,” said Kobach.
The former Kansas Secretary of State has been a long time supporter of President Trump, and an expert on illegal immigration for decades.
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the Commander-in-Chief, my friend Donald J. Trump. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
While at CPAC, Kobach stressed the importance of building the U.S.-Mexico border wall to Big League Politics, and revealed that he may soon become one of President Trump’s strongest allies in the Senate, as he is considering a possible senatorial bid in 2020.
“There will be a race for Senate in 2020,” said Kobach, “And I am seriously considering it.”
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