A Conversation with US Senator Jim DeMint and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows | The Second Anniversary of the Abraham Accords | U.S. Economy — Inflation, Energy Prices and Rising Interest Rates | Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border
September 17th, 2022
34 mins 11 secs
About this Episode
Join America's Roundtable Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in a conversation with Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint and Former White House Chief of Staff and Former US Congressman Mark Meadows on the vital issues impacting America and the world.
The distinguished guests reflect on the second anniversary of the historic Abraham Accords and the opportunities to expand this principled initiative that is advancing peace and prosperity in the Middle East. On September 15, 2020, President Donald Trump hosted a historic signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords formally normalizing diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab states — the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Furthermore, this historic breakthrough led to the Kingdom of Morocco and Muslim majority nations Sudan and Kosovo to join the Abraham Accords. Europe's Kosovo established its first embassy in Israel locating it in Jerusalem, the Jewish state's capital city. The Abraham Accords refer to the agreements of diplomatic relations and full normalization between Israel and partner countries including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, and Kosovo.
The conversation with Senator DeMint and Congressman Meadows will provide listeners with an update on the U.S. economy with persisting inflation, rising interest rates by the Federal Reserve Bank, the immigration crisis impacting the nation and specifically border states, and the forthcoming mid-term elections in 2022.
According to the Associated Press, "Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate rose to 6.02% from 5.89% last week." The report showed that the average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed over 6% this week for the first time since the housing crash of 2008, and threatening to sideline even more homebuyers from a rapidly cooling housing market.
This discussion will delve into how government policies affect families and the private sector, specifically small and medium size businesses.
Former US Senator Jim DeMint | Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Jim DeMint has fought tirelessly for freedom, prosperity, and traditional American values against the Washington swamp for over two decades. Today, he leads and trains a new generation of conservative warriors as Chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute.
DeMint represented South Carolina in the U.S. House (1999-2005) and U.S. Senate (2005-2013). Known for policy innovation, he authored leading conservative reforms to health care, education, taxes, and entitlements. DeMint garnered national acclaim from conservatives for leading efforts to ban congressional earmarks, the source of billions of dollars of wasteful spending for decades which had led to corruption and widespread abuse. He also successfully led the fight to stop the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill in 2007. DeMint is also the Founder of the Senate Conservatives Fund, which played a major role in the election of many of the Senate’s leading conservatives like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Tom Cotton.
President Trump appointed DeMint to the White House Economic Advisory Board in 2020. DeMint’s latest book, They’re Lying to You, was a number 1# best seller on Amazon.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows | Senior Partner, Conservative Partnership Institute
President Trump called Mark Meadows “the guy who never stops working.”
Mark’s work is that of a true public servant. From his days in the U.S. House of Representatives to his time as President Trump’s chief of staff to his current role as CPI’s Senior Partner, Mark has worked tirelessly to shift the focus from the desires of Washington politicians to the needs of the American people.
Working with the House Freedom Caucus, which he co-founded in 2015, he helped strip key provisions of Obamacare as it crushed the American people with sky-high premiums and fewer healthcare choices. He helped pass the historic tax cuts of 2017. And he changed the dynamic of the Republican conference and helped oust then-House Speaker John Boehner. Mark and his fellow Freedom Caucus members would go on to successfully defend President Trump from the bogus Russia collusion attacks and impeachment.
By the time he became chief of staff in 2020, Mark had already spent countless hours working with the 45th president to give the American people a seat at the table.
Mark was President Trump’s gatekeeper and top advisor, steering the White House through one of the most tumultuous years in American history, as COVID-19 lockdowns, race riots, and other assertions of leftist power ripped through the country.
When Mark left government service in January 2021, he wanted to keep up the fight. That made CPI his obvious landing spot. As senior partner, he helps lead CPI’s strategic initiatives on Capitol Hill, with other partner organizations, and with grassroots activists across the country. Mark also paved the way for other former Trump administration officials to join CPI’s staff and partner organizations. In December 2021, he released his book, “The Chief’s Chief,” about his time in the White House.
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