Fox News political contributor and chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, took to Twitter on Friday to announce that Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is “formally not invited to CPAC 2020.”
The American Conservative Union angrily disinvited the Utah Republican from its annual conference Friday — moments after the former GOP presidential candidate broke ranks with the party to vote with Democrats for more witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, reported New York Post.
CPAC 2020 is scheduled for February 26-29 and will feature several conservative speakers along with President Donald Trump, who will make his 4th CPAC appearance.
The list of speakers reported to attend CPAC 2020 so far include: Mark Levin, Diamond and Silk, Nigel Farage, Eduardo Bolsonaro, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Candace Owens, Kayleigh McEnany, Gordan Chang, Fred Fleitz, Harmeet Dhillon, Brandon Straka, Buck Sexton, Lawrence Jones, Dan Bongino, President Donald Trump and possibly more.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. Launched in 1974, CPAC brings together hundreds of conservative organizations, thousands of activists, millions of viewers and the best and brightest leaders in the world, as reported by CPAC 2020.
Over 19,000 people attended CPAC 2019, some of whom had not missed a single conference since Ronald Reagan gave the first CPAC keynote speech in 1974. Yet each CPAC is fresh and unique, with 60% of attendees experiencing the conference for the first time, half of whom are college-aged and younger, as per CPAC 2020. (Continued Below)
Chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, took to Twitter to announce: “BREAKING: The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020.”
Romney used CPAC as a platform to woo the party’s base as he sought the Republican nomination in 2012, where he labeled himself a “severely conservative governor.” Romney and Maine Sen. Susan Collins were the only Republicans to vote in favor of additional witnesses Friday, clearing the way for Trump’s probable acquittal on Wednesday, reported New York Post. (Video Below)
Matt Schlapp’s official tweet:
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Trey Gowdy gives his thoughts on Sen. Mitt Romney:
#NEW on @OANN: Head of American Conservative Union @mschlapp says @SenatorRomney “formally not invited” to annual CPAC conference next month. Romney joined Dems in voting to hear from witnesses in ongoing impeachment trial, a motion which failed to pass in the Senate today. pic.twitter.com/GMt5GDvFh5
— Emily Finn (@EmilyRoseFinn) February 1, 2020
THIS 👏👏👇🏻 https://t.co/ZopWBLeldf
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 31, 2020
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 1, 2020