CNN's Cupp, Carpenter, Setmayer to headline 'Convention on Founding Principles'

CNN's Cupp, Carpenter, Setmayer to headline 'Convention on Founding Principles'
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CNN's S.E. Cupp, Amanda Carpenter and Tara Setmayer are set to headline the "Convention on Founding Principles" next week during the Republican National Convention, with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyJuan Williams: The real 'Deep State' is pro-Trump Comey: Biden should consider pardoning Trump Comey: 'Greatest punishment' for Trump after Capitol riot is to 'move past' his presidency MORE and former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciPence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' C-SPAN's Steve Scully completes his three month suspension MORE also among the lineup of speakers.

The event, first announced in July, is billed on its website as an effort to "defend our founding principles and fight for a better future for all Americans."

The event's Twitter account tweeted last month that while the GOP convention "pledges allegiance to Trump, principled Americans will gather to pledge allegiance to our founding principles instead."


The virtual convention will run for four days starting on Monday at the same time of the Republican convention, which will be held at the White House with many speeches being held outside in the Rose Garden and on the South Lawn.

Cupp, a former conservative co-host of "Crossfire," currently serves as a host of "Unfiltered" on CNN. She recently endorsed Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE, while Carpenter and Setmayer are also CNN contributors.

Some longtime Republicans who have endorsed Biden are also slated to speak at the event, such as former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder Dent22 retired GOP members of Congress call for Trump's impeachment Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 The magnificent moderation of Susan Collins MORE (R-Pa.) and former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman. 


Scaramucci, who served in a brief stint as White House communications director in 2017, will also speak, along with former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, who currently serves as an MSNBC contributor.

Comey, the former FBI director fired by Trump who is set to release his second book critical of the president later this year, will also speak.


The Democratic National Convention wrapped up on Thursday night, with 21.8 million people watching Biden give his acceptance speech.