Report: Peyton Manning to speak at Republican retreat in Philadelphia

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 20:07:14-05

DENVER – Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be among the speakers at a joint House-Senate Republican retreat scheduled to start Wednesday in Philadelphia, according to Politico.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are also both expected to speak at the retreat, as is British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The retreat was set for Republicans on the Hill to hammer out a new agenda the party seeks to install, as it will hold the presidency, House and Senate for at least the next two years.

Manning donated to Jeb Bush during the Republican primaries, and had a picture taken with Donald Trump Jr. while the Trump campaign was in Mississippi.

While he has not publicly supported Trump, Manning has a history of donating to Tennessee Republicans, and gave money to George W. Bush in 2004 and Mitt Romney in 2012 for their presidential bids.

One of the Tennessee Republicans Manning has supported, Sen. Bob Corker, said he was looking forward to having Manning at the retreat and will introduce him to his colleagues.

“Peyton is a long-time friend, and I am excited to welcome him to this year’s congressional Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia,” said Corker in a statement. “Passing meaningful legislation takes a great deal of teamwork, a skill Peyton has certainly mastered throughout his football career.”

But Trump praised Manning in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” last year, saying he is a “very good guy.”

Manning has not publicly discussed what he will talk about at the retreat.


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