US Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) has made the decision not to attend the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Risch had originally planned not only to attend, but was slated to speak at the conference. After criticism from Republican colleagues, his plans have changed.
According to this Washington Times article,
“Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, was set to go to Davos but is no longer listed as a speaker or part of the official delegation. Mr. Risch was one of several Republicans to be criticized on conservative blogs for participating in the event.”
Headline USA is also reporting that Risch was planning to attend, but has now changed his mind.
Idaho Dispatch reached out to Senator Risch’s office for comment. His staff confirmed he is not attending on this call.