Dissension within the GOP growing as power players threaten to leave the party

Also on the program: Boating sales spiked during pandemic, now concerns for safety grow

  • Scott LaMar
  • Merideth Bucher
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Airdate: Monday, May 24, 2021

The fallout from the 2020 General Election, the January 6 Capitol attack and the demotion of Congresswoman Liz Cheney from House Republican leadership continues to have repercussions.

A group of influential members of the GOP have officially called on their party to fall back on its founding principals and rise up against political extremism. The group consists of national, state and local Republican leaders who are breaking from the pack to organize what they say is a “Call for American Renewal.”

Miles Taylor is a co-founder of the initiative called REPAIR and a former Homeland Security Official in the Trump administration. He is best known now as the then anonymous author of a New York Times column and book critical of Trump while working in the administration. Taylor appears on Smart Talk Monday to layout the organization’s call for change.

Boat sales and permits spiked during the Pandemic raising concerns for boater safety

Boating safety on Pennsylvania waterways is under the microscope following an increase in sales and launch permits during the past year.

In 2020, there were 11 boating fatalities, and none of the victims were wearing life jackets. So far in 2021, there have been three boating fatalities, and none of the individuals were wearing life jackets.

The unofficial start of summer begins this Memorial Day weekend and appearing on Smart Talk Monday to discuss boating safety are Laurel Anders, Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Bureau of Boating, along with David Nihart, Chief of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Division of Fisheries Management. They will also offer a look at fishing prospects for anglers this season.

 

 

 

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