Thursday, June 2, 2022

Heritage Foundation Co-Hosts Retreat With Hill Aides to Plot Biden Probes

Here is more from Politico:

“Top Republican congressional aides huddled this month with conservative think-tank leaders on Maryland's Eastern Shore to hone tactics and messaging for Biden administration probes,” reports Axios’ Lachlan Markay.

— “If the GOP wins control in the midterms, leaders want to kick off high-profile investigations as soon as the new Congress is seated. Republicans plan to draw on investigative power from allies across Washington. The retreat was hosted by the Heritage Foundation, the Conservative Partnership Institute and the American Accountability Foundation, a nonprofit run by Trump administration alumni that's dogged Biden nominees with independent investigative work.”

— “Over two days, congressional aides at the retreat got briefings from prominent conservative activists and organizations on a host of investigative tactics,” while the event itself “provides a glimpse of where Republicans see potentially fruitful oversight avenues.”


Over the years, the Heritage Foundation has hosted numerous retreats for congressional conservatives.  For example, it held a retreat for Republican lawmakers at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Virginia in 2015.  It held a similar retreat in Baltimore in 2013.  The think tank has also held retreats in Simi Valley, California, and at the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia, among other places.