LEGAL/POLITICS/PROTESTS: “Republican governors warned conservatives on Thursday that they need to keep up with the resurgent activism from liberals, amid a wave of protests in Washington and at lawmakers’ home-state town halls.
Speaking to thousands of conservative activists who gathered here for the Conservative Political Action Conference, Republican leaders urged the audience to pressure their representatives to enact major policy changes—including repealing the Affordable Care Act, overhauling the tax code and overturning federal regulations—while the GOP holds the White House and both chambers of Congress.
‘You’ve got to match the energy on the left with the energy from the right,’ said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. ‘We’ve got to push and push aggressively. There’s a lot of motivation out there and we’ve got to match it side to side.’ “
–Rebecca Ballhaus, “GOP Governors Implore Conservatives to Match Left’s New Energy,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 23, 2017