Cupp’s Cupp, an outspoken conservative commentator who is an avid supporter of Donald Trump, says the group’s organizers have done an admirable job of keeping his voice on the air, despite the pressure to be more politically correct.
“I have no doubt that the CPAC crowd has taken a tremendous amount of heat over the last couple of years, but they have done a great job,” Cupp said.
Cupp has been a strong voice on issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, which has sparked protests from the oil industry and from other Republican lawmakers. “
But the fact is that CPAC is really not a place for people who believe in free markets or that there is no such thing as an ‘enemy of the people.'”
Cupp has been a strong voice on issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, which has sparked protests from the oil industry and from other Republican lawmakers.
He also has advocated for a crackdown on abortion rights.
And his outspoken views on immigration have earned him a standing ovation from the audience.
But he’s also received harsh criticism from some of his colleagues in Congress, including Sens.
Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer.
“I don’t think it’s fair that the person who is best known for being the biggest Republican in the Senate should be treated in this way,” Coughlin said.
The conservative pundit and former aide to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has received plenty of support from CPAC attendees.
But Cupp has also been called on to speak out on issues such as abortion, gun control and gun violence, as well as other topics.
Cupp was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign and, in recent months, he has been vocal in his support for the president.
Coughlins comments come as other conservatives have stepped up their criticism of the conservative conference.
Last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) accused the event’s organizers of failing to protect the First Amendment.
And in recent weeks, Rep, Darrell Issa (R), also a conservative, suggested CPAC’s hosts are too soft on conservatives.
“When you have a speaker who is so clearly a conservative and someone who is a fan of the president, the people who are doing the talking have to take some responsibility,” Issa said.
“And when they do, I’m sure the people of CPAC will be saying, ‘It’s okay if you’re a conservative because we all have a lot in common.’
But it’s not okay if we’re a bunch of hypocrites.”