U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will headline the Western Conservative Summit, an annual right-leaning gathering in Denver, with a speech June 8.
Sessions, a former U.S. Senator, was at the center of major media coverage in Colorado in January for rescinding the Obama-era Cole memo, which instructed federal law-enforcement officials to tolerate legalized marijuana as long as specific safety guidelines were met.
Sessions’ move generated unusual bipartisan pushback from Colorado’s congressional delegation, and eventually, after meeting with Sessions, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that he was satisfied that Sessions would not meddle with Colorado’s marijuana industry.
Sessions did not respond to a tweet seeking to know if he planned to address the pot issue in his speech at the Western Conservative Summit.
Other notable speakers at the June 8-9 conference, billed as the “largest gathering of conservatives outside of Washington DC, include Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association; Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; Colorado gubernatorial candidates Greg Lopez, Victor Mitchell, Doug Robinson and Walker Stapleton; U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO); and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO); U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA).
“We are proud to host this exciting lineup of exceptional speakers. The Western Conservative Summit is recognized as the national forum where open dialogue celebrates conservative values, faith, family and freedom for our future,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute and vice president, public policy for Colorado Christian University.
Tickets for the conference are being offered at a range of prices, depending on your age, interests, and other criteria.