Matt Kibbe, president and chief community organizer for FreeThePeople.org, joined The Glenn Beck Progra from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), taking place this week in Washington, D.C. Kibbe gave a boots-on-the-ground report about what he’s seeing firsthand.
“It’s definitely a more nationalist crowd here. And you may have noticed that none of the Liberty Republicans, except for Ted Cruz, are even attending this year. There’s no Rand Paul. There’s no Justin Amash. There’s no Thomas Massie. Mike Lee is not going this year,” Kibbe said.
In fact, a vibrant group of freedom-loving students in attendance at CPAC — International Students For Liberty — doesn’t feel welcome.
“I would suggest [CPAC] fix that, but I don’t know if they’re interested in doing that,” Kibbe added.
Both Glenn and Kibbe expressed concern over the GOP’s willingness — even with full control of the House, Senate and White House — to pass legislation mandated by the people, like repealing Obamacare.
“I want to see a commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare. I mean, Rand Paul has put an idea on the table, and if you don’t like that idea, you better come up a better one. Because just loving America is not enough,” Kibbe said
Is the GOP up to the test?
“I’m worried about it. I don’t think there’s a commitment to it, and I think we’re going to have to push it from the bottom up,” Kibbe said.
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