The American Conservative Union, the organizer of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, was in Minnesota Wednesday evening for an event honoring conservative members of the Minnesota House and commemorating the tragic events of 9/11.
In an homage to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN-05) infamous gaffe, the event was titled, “Some People Did Something,” and featured prominent conservative speakers from around the state, such as John Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment, Hotair senior editor Ed Morrissey, and Senate candidate Jason Lewis.
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“This event will highlight the heroism of first responders and citizens around the country, as well as discuss new attacks on our nation and how we can counter those,” the American Conservative Union said of the event.
At the end of the four-hour event, all four members of the New Hour Republican Caucus were honored by the American Conservative Union for receiving the highest scores in the state on its 2019 legislative scorecard.
“I am happy to see that I am the highest-scoring Minnesota House member. However, I am happier to see that they selected one of the amendments I offered, an amendment on the Public Safety Bill to solidify ‘stand your ground’ provisions in Minnesota law last session, to be in their scorecard. Although we did not prevail, we won’t give up until we give Minnesotans the security that they will not be prosecuted for defending themselves and their loved ones,” said Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa).
The ACU publishes an annual scorecard that tracks the votes of state lawmakers and grades them on the percentage of times they voted in favor of conservative legislation. For 2019, Drazkowski and his fellow New House Republican Caucus members received the highest scores.
Since all members scored 90 percent or higher on the ACU’s scorecard, they were each awarded with the “Conservative Excellence” award Wednesday night.
The scoring breakdown is as follows:
- Rep. Steve Drazkowski: 2019 Average—97 percent / Lifetime—92 percent
- Rep. Cal Bahr: 2019 Average—90 percent / Lifetime—88 percent
- Rep. Tim Miller: 2019 Average—90 percent / Lifetime—87 percent
- Rep. Jeremy Munson: 2019 Average—93 percent / Lifetime—87 percent
Miller said he was happy to see his heartbeat bill, offered in amendment form, included in the scorecard.
“Although the amendment did not get the votes needed, we were able to get a vote on the record on this important question that is moving hearts and minds across American and propelling the conversation forward on respect for all human life,” he added.
“I am proud to be recognized by a national organization like ACUF for my solid conservative voting record,” Munson shared. “They give their top awards to people who fight for freedom, individual liberty, and smaller government. That is what I came to the legislature to do.”
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