CPAC will hold a major conference in Washington, DC this week, and it’s about to get fabulous.
That’s because Breitbart editor and flaming gay provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is set to be the keynote speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Oh, there will plenty of stalwart conservatives speaking as well. They include people like VP Mike Pence, Sen. Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and radio host Mark Levin — traditional conservatives all. But while many of the establishment types may be figuratively clutching their pearls, Milo may literally be wearing his.
Yiannopoulos said he will be speaking on his “experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.” Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, sponsor of CPAC, also touted Milo’s free speech perspective while announcing his inclusion as keynote speaker.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 18, 2017
The American Conservative Union released this formal announcement, acknowledging that Milo as keynote speaker is indeed, well, controversial.
ACU statement pic.twitter.com/FL0YrYbMTa
— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 18, 2017
However, it also appears that board members of the ACU were blindsided by the announcement.
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