ICYMI: DNC Chair, Congresswoman Castor Blast Extreme Turning Point USA Summit
July 22, 2022
Today, the Democratic National Committee held a press call highlighting the GOP’s ultra-MAGA agenda ahead of the Turning Point USA Summit in Tampa, Florida this weekend.
Turning Point USA’s founder boasted about bussing hundreds of people to Washington, DC ahead of the January 6 riot at the Capitol to overturn an election, attack law enforcement officers, and try to block the peaceful transfer of power.
Read highlights from the press call below:
“Today, leading figures in the Republican Party are making their pilgrimage to the Turning Point USA conference in Tampa, Florida. Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott, and others are parading themselves in front of a group whose founder boasted about bussing people to D.C. ahead of the January 6 insurrection,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison said. “These insurrectionists assaulted police officers, they desecrated a symbol of our democracy, and they tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power. And how did Josh Hawley greet them? With a salute. And apparently, he ran away from them at the same time.”
“It’s very disturbing that Turning Point USA is in Tampa this weekend,” Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor, who represents the Tampa Bay area, said. “Turning Point USA is an extremist group. They’re known for misinformation — they’re known for promoting election fraud misinformation, they’re known for promoting COVID-19 misinformation. They promoted the January 6 rally… So young people should not be fooled as this group tries to reach out to college campuses and beyond to recruit members.”