Brent Bozell: To Fix Broken Government, ‘Bring a Businessman to Washington’

By Matthew Hrozencik | November 9, 2016 | 6:09pm EST
Brent Bozell, president of For America, speaks at a Nov. 9, 2016 press conference at the National Press Club. (CNSNews/Penny Starr)


( – Brent Bozell,  president and treasurer of ForAmerica, said Wednesday that the only way to fix a broken federal government is to “bring a businessman into Washington.”

Bozell made the comment at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., where he and other conservative leaders gathered to discuss the future of the conservative movement in light of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night.

“I told [Trump] that the only way you’re going to fix broken government, I believe, is to bring a businessman into Washington,” Bozell said in response to a question about Trump’s call for infrastructure spending and the possibility of a major spending bill during his presidency.

“And the only way that you’re going to manage this kind of level of financial output is somebody with business sense, who brings in people who have management experience,” Bozell explained. “I would hope that he would do that and I think he will.”

“So as opposed to a stimulus bill that’s run by career politicians and bureaucrats and lobbyists, this one might be run by people who know how to build bridges and roads and things of that nature.”

Oher conservative leaders attending the press conference included Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ; Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and CEO of Tea Party Patriots; Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List; David McIntosh, president of Club for Growth; and Ginni Thomas, head of Liberty Consulting.

Bozell is also president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of

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