Pro-Trump firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is set to crash the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), despite not being invited by the event organizers.
Sources close to the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, the leading right-of-center political conference in the United States, confirmed to the National File that Rep. Greene had been left off the invited speaker list for the conference.
Other leading members of the Republican freshmen class in the House of Representatives were given speaking slots at the prestigious conference, including Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC). Surprisingly, however, Rep. Greene was not included, despite her immense national following.
It is unclear what the rationale was for not inviting such a well known member of the House of Representatives. The American Conservative Union did not respond to a request for comment.
Despite this, Rep. Greene appears not to be relenting. She has apparently decided to attend this year’s CPAC as a private individual, despite not being granted a speaking slot.
Rep. Greene is also set to speak to several events around the periphery of this year’s CPAC. One of these events is a reception set to take place at a hotel across the street from the CPAC venue.
Rep. Greene has drawn condemnation from anti-Trump Republicans in Congress after the liberal media dug up years-old remarks she made on Facebook. Many of these Never Trumpers voted with House Democrats to strip her of her committee assignments.
In years when a Republican President is not in office, CPAC is often used by prominent Republicans eyeing the presidency to build their national profiles. Accordingly, several prospective 2024 contenders have also received speaking slots, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), former Sec. Mike Pompeo, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).