The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) began today, and it promises to be a lively event. CPAC is an annual gathering of conservative activists, politicians, and pundits from around the country. This year’s event is being held in Orlando, Florida, and is packed with panels, speeches, and networking opportunities.
One of the most anticipated events at this year’s CPAC is the appearance of Steve Bannon, the former strategist for President Donald Trump. Bannon will be hosting his radio show, War Room: Pandemic, from the event. He is expected to talk about the current state of the conservative movement, the ongoing impeachment trial, and the future of the Republican Party.
Bannon’s appearance is particularly noteworthy given his recent legal troubles. He was indicted in August 2020 on charges of defrauding donors to a non-profit organization that was supposed to be promoting Trump’s border wall. He has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bail.
Despite his legal troubles, Bannon remains a powerful force within the conservative movement. He was instrumental in Trump’s election in 2016 and has played a prominent role in shaping the party’s platform and messaging. His appearance at CPAC is a sign that he is still influential, even as Trump has left office.
Of course, Bannon is not the only big name at CPAC. Other speakers include Texas Senator Ted Cruz, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The theme of this year’s event is “America Uncanceled,” which is a nod to the ongoing debate over free speech and cancel culture.
While CPAC is often a celebration of conservative ideas and values, this year’s event has a more somber tone. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the country and the world, and CPAC is not immune. Attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing, and there are concerns about the spread of the virus given the crowded conditions.
Despite these challenges, CPAC is a vital gathering for conservatives who are looking to regroup and reenergize after a tumultuous year. The event provides a platform for speakers to address key issues facing the party and the country, and it offers a chance for activists to connect and share ideas. With Bannon’s appearance at War Room: Pandemic, this year’s event promises to be especially lively and informative.