In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Russ Vought, President of Center for Renewing America and former Director of OMB under Trump and Dan Caldwell, U.S. Marine (ret.) and Vice President of Center for Renewing America. We discuss the weaponization of government against the American people, the future of the war in Ukraine, and what to expect during the debt limit fight and how it serves as an opportunity to defund the woke federal bureaucracies destroying America.
Russ Vought is President of Center for Renewing America, which exists to renew a consensus of America as a nation under God with unique interests worthy of defending that flow from its people, institutions, and history, where individuals’ enjoyment of freedom is predicated on just laws and healthy communities. Before CRA he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Trump. He was a member of the President’s Cabinet and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the President’s policy, management, and deregulatory agendas across the Executive Branch.
Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Russ spent more than 20 years working in Washington, D.C. with grassroots and public policy organizations. He worked for seven years as Vice President of Heritage Action for America. Prior to this, he worked on Capitol Hill, serving as the Policy Director for the House Republican Conference, under then-Chairman Mike Pence, and as the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), and as a legislative assistance for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm. Russ graduated from Wheaton College in 1998, and from George Washington University Law School in 2004. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
Dan Caldwell is vice president for foreign policy at Stand Together and has worked within the Stand Together community for over eight years. Dan is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and conducted operations in the Al Anbar and Ninawa provinces. Following his service in the Marines, Dan worked for Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), focusing on veterans and defense issues. Dan is also an advisor to Concerned Veterans for America.