The mood at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority 2022” conference in Nashville, Tennessee, this weekend was one of excitement and optimism. The theme, “Road to Majority,’ could be keenly felt throughout the event as conservatives look forward to Republicans taking over the House and perhaps the Senate. Speakers touted the urgency of curtailing President Joe Biden’s agenda and preparing to kick Democrats out of the White House in 2024.
But most of the discussion focused on the culture wars that have ramped up over the past two years. Parents and their children were of particular focus, with most of the speakers savaging so-called progressives for trying to indoctrinate students in K-12 public schools. When Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) gave part of the GOP’s plan to save America, he offered a simple truism: “Men are men. Women are women. There are two genders. Science confirms that unborn babies are human beings.”
Scott also affirmed the importance of having strong borders and lashed out at President Joe Biden for his apparent incompetence. “If Biden cared about this country, he would resign,” he said.
Abortion was also a hot topic of discussion. With the hubbub over the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion indicating Roe v. Wade will be overturned, the debate over abortion has been front and center. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel recalled the difficulty she and her husband had with having children and said she is “so proud to be with the party that stands for life.”
“The first second that I saw that I was pregnant, that child was a baby … I am so proud to be with the party that stands for life!”
— RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at “Faith and Freedom Coalition” conference in Nashville, Tennessee pic.twitter.com/MlPaSVjNdo
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Of course, President Donald Trump was the main attraction, and he gave a rousing speech in which he took aim at the Democratic House Select Jan. 6 Committee, Vice President Mike Pence, indoctrination in schools, and the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. He also dropped another hint at whether he will run for the White House again in 2024. “One of the most urgent tasks facing the next Republican president — I wonder who that will be,” the former president said, before the crowd erupted in cheers. “Would anybody like me to run for president?” he continued, to even more applause.
The event was one of several that will continue to ignite the base, as the nation inches ever closer to the congressional elections in which Republicans are expected to retake the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate. As Democrats have made a mess of their time in power, it is hoped that Republicans will right the ship. After the dismal performance of the Biden administration, they will have a lot of work to do.