Former U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, and various other individuals are listed as speakers for the upcoming Principles First Summit slated to take place later this month.
“The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Conserving America’s Liberal Tradition,'” according to a press release that describes the event as “an alternative to CPAC.”
The summit will be “focused on advancing a more principled center-right politics in the United States,” and will feature “panels, speeches, networking, and discussion about how we can preserve America’s classical liberal tradition, the meaning of conservatism today, and the future of our movement,” according to Principles First.
Kinzinger was one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. He was also one of the two GOP lawmakers who served on the House select committee that was supposed to probe the Jan. 6 episode.
Hutchinson dropped out of the 2024 GOP presidential primary after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses where he earned less than 200 votes.
Some of the other individuals…