My guest this week recently appeared in a Mother Jones article that one conservative influencer said described him as the Godfather of the movement. What movement?
I would call it the independent American's political movement, but the establishment would likely call it the MAGA or deplorables movement. The article describes him as the creator of the political conference AMPFest, the bearded, 57-year-old businessman originally from Richmond, Virginia, is a man named Alex Phillips.
A relative newcomer to right-wing politics, Phillips owns a small wireless internet service provider in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that has gotten contracts with the USDA to develop rural internet. He was long active in the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), which represents independent wireless companies and lobbies the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Phillips served as the group’s president, credentials that made him prominent enough to be quoted as an expert on rural broadband in the Washington Post and appointed twice by the FCC to serve on a consumer advisory committee. Phillips has even spoken at the National Defense University and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Mr. Phillips is working on a new project, American Workers United, that is focused on helping working Americans restore their first and fifth amendment rights through litigation, and frankly, it's about time someone helped average Americans fight back!