Amid speculation that former House Speaker Paul Ryan will be tapped to lead the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it’s worth remembering the longstanding association between the open borders group’s members and like-thinking Ryan.
In 2015, prior to becoming Speaker, but looking to advance the possibility, Ryan appointed the Chamber of Commerce’s lobbyist David Hoppe as his own chief of staff. Hoppe, like a serial sweetheart, got passed around. He previously worked for Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and former senate minority leader, Trent Lott. Hoppe’s corporate clients have had significant business before congress.
The Last Refuge’s post, ”And Yet Again – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Goal To Destroy Nationalists and Conservative Politicians…” provides the unsavory back story, which has likely only worsened since it was written. The post begins with these words:
”We spend a lot of time following Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply because if you trace any tentacle of globalist advancement from DC back to its origin you’ll find Donohue and the CofC at the nucleus.”
It was no secret that the Chamber of Commerce declared war on conservatives years ago. As Roll Call noted at the time, the chamber’s “top targets in 2016 will be right-wing, tea party candidates” and its ultimate goal is to reportedly win back “the soul of the Republican Party” for the GOP establishment by helping elect more moderate candidates “in contested primaries to strengthen their hand during policy debates on the Hill.” That year, the CofC promised to wage a $100 million dollar campaign against conservatives.
Locally Arizona has had disgraceful tool Glenn Hamer leading the Chamber. Read about him in “Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again.” Before taking up arms against the Republican Party, he was actually in its employ, as executive director, no less, where he negotiated for his new post while still being paid by the AZ GOP. Immediately after making the move, he endorsed far left Democrat Janet Napolitano over the Republican candidate for governor. And what a surprise….Hamer previously honed his duplicitous skills toiling as a legislative assistant to Jon Kyl. Open borders RINO deceit forms a full circle.
American Thinker’s May 14, 2019 report, titled, “MAGA vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce” details how the Chamber of Commerce and its president Thomas Donohue launched a battle against Donald Trump and his ‘America First’ platform very early on. For 18 months during the run-up to the 2016 election, the Chamber spared no effort to demonize Trump while carrying water for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Chamber’s client base — opposing Donald Trump for his pro-America stance on illegal immigration, trade, and tariffs — have spent $100’s of millions to fight his agenda.
Paul Ryan currently sits on the board of Murdock’s new Fox Corp., a reconfigured stand-alone, publicly traded company, spun off as part of a $71.3 billion deal, controlled by Rupert Mudock’s liberal sons. Ryan, who as House Speaker double-talked on funding the border wall, would fit the CofC’s open border agenda like a kid glove.