The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) has named a former Libertarian Party executive director as their organization’s new leader.
YAL announced on Monday that Lauren Daugherty is the new Executive Director of their group effective immediately. She will be the successor of Cliff Maloney, who was deposed from the organization after women hurled unproven accusations of sexual impropriety against him earlier this year.
Their announcement can be seen here:
YAL is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Lauren Daugherty!
Lauren’s well-rounded background and exceptional leadership abilities bring a new chapter to YAL as we accelerate our trajectory for the future.
We’re excited to welcome Lauren to the team! pic.twitter.com/fBDDu5XiWk
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) May 3, 2021
“She started her career climbing the ranks at the Leadership Institute and FreedomWorks, then becoming interim Executive Director and Director of Development at the national Libertarian Party, where she built their fundraising and operations capabilities,” YAL writes about Daugherty on their website.
“Lauren’s well-rounded background and exceptional leadership abilities bring a new chapter to YAL as we accelerate our trajectory for the future,” they add.
Daugherty has made it clear in the past that supporting the Libertarian Party is of the utmost importance to her.
“The rules right now are even more stacked against us than they ever were,” Daugherty said in 2016. “For example, the polling that determines whether we have the supposed 15 percent to get on that debate stage is not fair.’”
“The Libertarian party is here,” she added. “We’re a major party. We’re growing. We care about things that most voters care about: individual liberty and your ability to run your own life without government interference.”
Daugherty shilled for the Libertarians during a time in which they were betraying the cause and blowing all of the movement’s momentum that had been built by former Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s runs for the presidency in 2008 and 2012.
Liberty Conservative News reported on the embarrassingly stupid statist propaganda that came from Daugherty’s party in recent years:
“Libertarian Party Chairman Nick Sarwark has sunk to a new low, implying in a series of Tweets that former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is a foreign agent for not supporting U.S.-backed foreign interventions…
He followed that up by posting an op/ed written a communist who claimed to be a former Ron Paul supporter that apologized for supporting his presidential campaign in 2008 and speculated without evidence that the Paul campaign was an “early test run for Russian interference.”
“Do I think that the Ron Paul 2008 campaign — a campaign that I vociferously supported and convinced those around me to support — was bolstered in some way by the Kremlin? The sad answer for me is, probably yes. Can I prove it? No. There is no smoking gun and there likely never will be,” the communist wrote.
“And unfortunately, the current actions of Rand Paul and his apparent intent on pleasing Russian oligarchs and Ron Paul’s disturbing penchant for constantly deflecting criticism of the Kremlin make it more difficult for me to assume that the Paul campaign was just the unwitting recipient of Russian help in 2008. I would not be shocked to find out there was some level of knowledge on the campaigns part,” he added.
Sarwark recently posted this video supporting the aborted coup of unelected Venezuelan “President” Juan Guaido, urging people to support the plotting of neocon Trump administration officials John Bolton and Elliot Abrams to overthrow the elected government of socialist Nicolas Maduro.
“Libertarians across the country and globe are working every day to make their communities more free,” Sarwark wrote in a blog post about the neocon-led overthrow attempt.”
Unless Daugherty jettisons the Libertarians completely in her role as YAL executive director, the organization is likely to languish and lose the relevance it has gained from working primarily through the Republican Party.