Mary Ellen McIntire and Daniela Altimari of Roll Call covered the 2023 Principles First Summit:
The conference heard from former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Sunday morning, but while his videotaped message talked about moving beyond “angry, divisive politics,” it didn’t include the news that broke that morning that he would not run for president. Hogan had told CBS News and wrote in a New York Times op-ed that he did not want to risk splitting the opposition and giving Trump the nomination again.
Also appearing was former Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican who voted to impeach Trump and served on the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Kinzinger, who decided not to run for reelection last year, said he would like to run for office again but that he wouldn’t pretend there’s currently a space for him to do so.
“I have no loyalty to the party,” he told reporters. “If it’s a conservative Democrat thing starts actually happening. If it’s some other movement, whatever.”