Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
House Budget Committee chairman, and 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. gestures as he speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Romney, Ryan return to national stage at CPAC
First Published Mar 15 2013 10:51 am • Last Updated Mar 15 2013 12:35 pm

OXON HILL, Md. • The Republican Party’s 2012 presidential ticket is returning to the national stage as thousands of conservative activists gather outside Washington to examine the GOP’s future.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday afternoon, the second day of a three-day conservative summit. It’s the first time he’ll deliver public remarks since his concession speech last November.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

But at a conference focused on the next generation of conservative leaders, Romney’s 2012 running mate, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, is scheduled to speak first. He’s expected to discuss his recently released budget blueprint.

Friday’s program also features reality television star Donald Trump, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The gathering comes as Republicans work to recover from a painful 2012 election season.

Earlier, LaPierre attacked President Barack Obama’s call for mandatory background checks for gun owners, saying those who favor mandatory background checks may be, quote, "insane."

LaPierre says background checks won’t make schools safer. Instead, he says, the checks will let the government tax gun owners or take their weapons. He spoke to activists Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington.

Obama has called on Congress to tighten gun laws following the Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 children and educators. The president supports a series of reforms, including mandatory background checks and a renewal of the assault weapons ban.

Conservatives say they are increasingly confident Congress will reject any reforms.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.