Chairman Corey Stewart

“The first amendment is the most important right that we have – the right to free speech. Without it, a democracy or republic fails. It is the most important thing. And if people don’t feel free to speak their minds and say the truth, then they’re not free.”

Prince William County’s Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Corey Stewart, joins us on this show.

Stewart who was first elected to the board in 2003, is one of the few Republicans who continues to be successful getting elected in Northern Virginia. He ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 2017, pivoted shortly after falling short to Ed Gillespie to start his campaign for the GOP nomination for US Senate.

He has famously called members of the House of Delegates who supported Medicaid expansion this year “toilet paper Republicans”, has openly defended Confederate statues, Tweeting “Nothing is worse than a Yankee telling a Southerner that his monuments don’t matter”, and has held a drawing to give away an AR-15 when running for governor to demonstrate his support of 2A.

In this podcast, we talk about his brand of campaigning and campaign messaging, but we also talk about what you would expect: his background, views on government and core principles, and why he is running for Senate. Stewart’s also an expert on international trade, so we discuss the president’s latest actions regarding NAFTA and steel.

Show links:
Board of Supervisors Bio
Campaign website
Trump and Trade
Toilet Paper Republicans
Tweet on Confederate Statues
AR-15 Giveaway
Debate on retired police officers to guard Prince William County Public Schools

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