Hillsdale in D.C. recently hosted a live-taping of The Byron York Show with Byron York - Washington Examiner’s Chief Political Correspondent, and Mollie Hemingway – Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale in D.C. The theme of the show was "The 2022 Election: The Status of Election Integrity in America and What the Republicans Should Do If They Win." The live event was co-sponsored with Ricochet, a popular conservative membership and audio-on-demand service.
York and Hemingway discussed the Biden administration’s role in inflation, the upcoming congressional elections, and the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
“Until the Democrats actually take responsibility for how their policies have brought the country to where we are -- inflation, general economic malaise, and foreign policy problems, border problems, crime that is rampant and civil unrest, it just feels like the country is falling apart,” said Hemingway.
York and Hemingway also discussed the 2024 presidential election. Hemingway believes that Trump would most likely win the GOP presidential primary race today if he enters the race, due to the devotion of his supporters. She also noted the rise of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) who “learned every lesson” that other Republicans should’ve learned from the previous six years.
“This idea of actually wielding power to advance conservative aims, it's like once you see it happen, you're like, oh yeah, we have been voting for people who haven't actually used the power that has been given to them, or understanding that you cannot just be reactive to assaults from the left...You can actually fight back against those things. People when they see them, they like them a lot and they want more.”