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'The Most Pro-Life President in American History': Road to Majority Conference Touts Trump Legacy

06-08-2018

WASHINGTON – Approximately 1,500 social conservatives are in the nation's capital this weekend preparing for November's midterm election battle.

The Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference, which is taking place June 7-9, is a time to plot strategy and motivate voters – especially the crucial evangelical vote. 

Among other GOP stars, Friday's speakers included White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Conway noted how President Donald Trump has made major headway in pulling the nation out of a major economic slump.

"For the seventh time only since 1970, we have unemployment below 4 percent. Unemployment is at a record low. That's incredible!" she said, noting it's something the mainstream media won't cover. "And the rest you know about -- the lowest unemployment numbers ever among African-Americans (LINK) and Hispanics, among women in about 18 or 19 years, lower among teens..."

Conway also touted Trump's record on social issues, specifically as it relates to the sanctity of life.

"He is on track to be the most pro-life president in American history and part of that is because he kept the promises he made," she noted.

"Candidate Trump could not have been more explicit on the campaign trail... that if elected he would defund Planned Parenthood, take it's money away for performing abortions under Title X," she also said.

"But he also made good on the commitment to nominate and elevate judges like Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court," she continued. "One-eighth of the US circuit court judiciary right now is a Donald Trump nominee – and we've only been here for 16 months."

Likewise, Sen. McConnell also praised Trump's record of judicial picks.

"Since the creation of the modern circuit court system, no president has had more circuit judges appointed than Trump did last year," he said.

Alluding to the appointment of Gorsuch, McConnell suggested the Trump administration lessened the impact of President Barack Obama's time in office.

"The single most consequential decision I've made in my entire career was to not let Obama fill that Scalia vacancy on the way out the door," the Kentucky lawmaker said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) put in an appearance Thursday, touting several big conservative victories, including moving the US Embassy in Israel.
 
And like Conway and McConnell, the Texas lawmaker had nothing but glowing words for Trump's judicial appointments.

"Judges – principled, constitutionalist judges defending our rights – we see those on the federal courts all across the country. We see it in Justice Neil Gorsuch and let me be one to thank God for the victory we had this week in the Colorado baker's case," Cruz said, drawing applause from the crowd.

Vice President Mike Pence will headline Saturday night's "Road to Majority" gala.

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