CPAC is an annual far-right political conference where most major Republican politicians speak, and most of them make total fools of themselves while competing to see who can come off as the most extremist. But it turns out some far right loons are too extreme even for CPAC, which just suffered the embarrassment of having to pull the plug on one of its own speakers.
CPAC just posted this tweet: “We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization. The individual will not be participating at our conference.”
It turns out this is in reference to a speaker named Young Pharoah, who just a few hours ago was called out by the media for being everything from an anti-Semite to a QAnon loon to a Pizzagate loon. Here’s the question. Did CPAC not bother to vet this guy and his views at all before booking him, or was CPAC merely hoping no one would make any controversy over his views? Either way, this is embarrassing – even by CPAC standards.
Notably, CPAC is still letting Donald Trump speak at the conference this week. Trump is also a QAnon loon, along with being guilty of inciting a deadly insurrection, election fraud, financial fraud, campaign finance fraud, and too many other embarrassing things to list. It’s a reminder that CPAC is, at its core, a dumpster fire.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report