Interior chief Ryan Zinke to keynote Steamboat event
Author: Joey Bunch - May 9, 2018 - Updated: May 31, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is scheduled to address the Steamboat Institute’s 10th annual Freedom Conference and Festival on Aug. 10 in Steamboat Springs, the conservative think tank tells Colorado Politics.
“As secretary of the Interior and defender of America’s great outdoors, I am honored to give the keynote address at the Steamboat Institute’s 10th annual Freedom Conference and Festival in such a beautiful setting,” Zinke said in a statement released to Colorado Politics by the Steamboat Institute.
“The landscape of the Rocky Mountains, like much of America’s public lands, inspires the defense of liberty because it reminds us what we have to defend.”
Steamboat Institute CEO Jennifer Schubert-Akin said the organization is honored to have the Trump cabinet member.
“Featuring a sitting member of the president’s cabinet — especially the secretary of the Interior whose policies affect many of us who reside in the Rocky Mountain West — will make the 10th anniversary of the Freedom Conference especially memorable,” she said.
Information about registration for the conference at the Steamboat Grand can be found by clicking here.
Zinke is the top name among several well-known conservatives scheduled to speak that the weekend event, including Turning Point USA founder and Charlie Kirk and the organization’s spokeswoman, political commentator Candace Owens.
Kanye West is the reason I think and believe the things I do today. You cannot support Trump and dislike Kanye West, comprehensively. https://t.co/RFVl0YKqPH
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 4, 2017
Kirk and especially Owens are new pals with rapper Kanye West, linked to his recent vocal support for President Trump.
The lineup also is expected to include Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, actor Kevin Sorbo and former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, a Fox News commentator, as well as Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation.