Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz Meets with "Secret" Conservative Think Tank

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently attended a gathering of the Council for National Policy (CNP), a secretive group of conservative activists, many of whom backed Cruz in his failed presidential bid earlier this year.  Here is more from Politico:
The CNP is a nonprofit, but some of its members, including President Tony Perkins, who also serves as head of the Family Research Council, are part of a subgroup that had voted to endorse Cruz in hopes of uniting the conservative movement behind a single candidate in 2016, rather than splintering as it had in 2008 and 2012.

Council for National Policy is not be to mistaken for the Center for National Policy (also known as CNP), a think tank which "merged" with the Truman National Security Project in 2013.

It has been said that the Council for National Policy wants to be the conservative version of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).