THE POWER OF FAITH, FREEDOM AND DONALD TRUMP
The opening act was President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, the closing act will be Vice President Mike Pence. Now underway in the nation’s capital, it’s the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to Majority” conference, a gathering of the grass-roots faithful, which packs a powerful political punch.
Lest we forget, millions of religiously inspired voters supported Mr. Trump in 2016, and evangelicals comprise his strongest base of support. Multiple surveys from the Pew Research Center and other pollsters reveal that up to 81 percent of this demographic staunchly stand by Mr. Trump — and they continue to pray for him.
“Faith-based voters who ushered President Trump into office last November — who were confident in his commitment to the sanctity of human life, and to his pledge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a justice who would respect the Constitution — are extremely pleased with his record of accomplishment this early into his presidency,” says Ralph Reed, chairman of the host coalition, which boasts 1.2 million members.
The conference began Thursday and so far has included a Capitol Hill town-hall and a convivial legislative luncheon which included Mr. Trump, who told the flock they were “bigger and better and stronger than ever.” Also in the crowd: Sens. David
Perdue, Joni Ernst, and John Boozman; House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy plus Reps. Mark Meadows, Marsha Blackburn, Diane Black, Bob Goodlatte, Ann Wagner and Jody Hice.
In the next 24 hours, dozens of speakers will vouch for faith, traditional values and inner mettle. The podium roster includes White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, iconic singer Pat Boone, columnist Charles Krauthammer, talk-show host Michael Medved, taxreform guru Grover Norquist, Reps. Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Barry Loudermilk, and Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S.
Forums span criminal justice reform, conservative and pro-life causes, human trafficking, immigration, education and other issues. Things come to a close Saturday with a Patriot’s Gala, with Mr. Pence as the guest of honor.