The Koch family political network, Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), hosted an event in California recently, where they announced their move away from far-right, Trump-supporting politicians.
However, the "hypocrisy" of the AFP Action's commitment to move away from Maga politicians has been exposed, as they invited two Republican politicians who tried vigorously to overturn the 2020 presidential election at the same event.
In response to AFP Action's announcement, The Guardian notes that "it didn't take much to expose the hypocrisy" of their commitment to moving away from Trump-supporting politicians who "go against core American principles".
Present at the network's meeting in Palm Springs were two far-right Republicans, Eric Schmitt and Andrew Ogles, whom AFP Action had invited despite their rhetoric and political stances that go against the network's supposed values.
While the network still intends to invest in congressional elections, AFP Action's move away from supporting far-right politicians has been called into question; they seem to be saying one thing and doing another.
In the words of The Guardian, some have argued that the network is "merely switching strategies not principles".
The coverage in US media has been mixed, with some outlets portraying AFP Action's decision as a positive move away from the fringes of politics, while others have questioned the network's actual commitment to this ideal.
In conclusion, AFP Action's announcement to move away from Maga and far-right politicians has been criticised as hypocritical, given the presence of two such politicians at their event.
Even though the network intends to invest in congressional elections, their move away from supporting far-right politicians has been called into question, with some arguing that the network is simply changing tactics rather than making a principled stand.