Purnell Swett High School senior Cutler Bryant a savvy political strategist

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part story the began in the June 8 Robesonian. Find it online at https://bit.ly/CutlerBryant.

Just before he turned 14, Cutler Bryant went to a High School Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the conservative student organization Turning Point USA. A polarizing group even within the movement, Turning Point USA is best known for publishing a “Professor Watchlist” that purports to expose “radical behavior” in the classroom. It also funnels money to simpatico student-government candidates in what founder Charlie Kirk has called a “rather undercover, underground operation.”

During the kickoff speech, Nikki Haley, then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, asked the students, “Raise your hand if you’ve ever posted anything online to quote-unquote own the libs.” Hands flew into the air, and the attendees…

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