It appears that former President Donald Trump will continue to lead the way for Republicans.
A new report from the New York Post indicates that Republican leaders plan to meet with Trump to discuss the future of the Republicans’ political agenda.
What’s going on?
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the head of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), announced this week that his group has plans to meet with Trump next week.
“We’re looking forward to going up to visit with him to discuss what we’ve been up to and what we plan to do for not just the rest of this term in the minority, but when we get the majority back, but talk to him about what we, what we hope to accomplish,” Banks told the Post.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on June 10th. On that day, the RSC is expected to meet with Trump at Trump’s resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump, last month, relocated his political and fundraising operations to Bedminster from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The “consensus conservative agenda”
In his interview with the Post, Banks revealed some of what he hopes to discuss with Trump.
“At RSC, what we’ve been focused on is really developing an agenda, the traditional conservative issues that RSC has always been involved with: balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility, we released our budget last week, strong national defense, and pro-life, social conservative issues,” Banks said. “But really, President Trump, where he’s led our party, is to be more focused on the China threat and RSC has been very active on that front.”
“And China trade issues, big tech issues are very important to RSC,” Banks continued. “We’re very active in that space, confronting the big tech’s free speech and censorship of conservatives. We have our election integrity bill that I introduced, the Save Democracy Act. RSC is doing more on the immigration front than it has ever done before, and we look forward to talking to him about that.”
Banks, during the interview, said that Trump’s agenda is the “consensus conservative agenda for the future of the Republican Party.”
Banks, accordingly, expressed his belief that the Republican Party needs to continue in the direction of Trump if it is going to win future elections.
All-in-all, Banks appears to be right on the money.