DANA POINT, Calif. – Charles Koch, in a Saturday evening speech welcoming major donors and leading Republicans to his network’s annual summer meeting, took a swipe at Harry Reid, but also called out both parties for big spending, reckless foreign policy and corporate welfare.
Koch, speaking on a low stage in front of an elaborately manicured lawn at the St. Regis Monarch Beach luxury resort, warned about 450 assembled donors and a slew of Republican elected officials – including Sens. Cory Gardner, Mike Lee, Ben Sasse and Dan Sullivan – of a “life or death struggle for our country.”
“One of the things I ask you to think about over this weekend is will you stand together with us to help save our country. It can’t be done without you and many, many others,” said Koch, who seldom speaks in the presence of reporters.