Some of the youngest Republican members of Congress hit the stage at the Maverick PAC conference in Austin, Texas over the weekend.
Rep. Mike Gallagher, Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Rep. Will Hurd spoke on a panel focused on the future of Congress, which was moderated by The Daily Caller.
The lawmakers discussed the generational gap in American politics and highlighted the generational differences between the older and younger members of Congress.
“I didn’t realize how severe the generational divide was until I played one of my Spotify mixes at the House gym one morning. I had a lot of older members angry at me asking me what is this, is this rap music you’re playing,” said Gallagher.
“I think we bring a new energy and attitude to the Congress that could really help, I hope it will. I hope we agree that the institution needs to change, it needs to become more agile and dynamic. I think that’s what’s happening as more young members come to the Congress,” said Curbelo.
The three-day conference dedicated to empowering young conservative professionals also had several other prominent speakers including Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Governors Greg Abbott (TX) and Asa Hutchinson (AR), and Senator Ted Cruz.
Cruz is one of the founders of the organization, which was established in 2004 by a group of young bundlers in Texas.
Cruz was also interviewed by Maverick PAC national co-chair Morgan Ortagus. The two discussed North Korea, national security and other issues.