CPAC 2021 Full Speaker Schedule: Donald Trump to Mike Pompeo, here are all the biggies coming to the event
The conference will culminate on Sunday, February 28, with Donald Trump’s first public speech since leaving office
The 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is currently underway with a slew of ambitious Republicans eyeing bids for the party's 2024 nomination. They are using the two days ahead of former president Donald Trump's appearance at this year's installment to begin staking their claims as the eventual leaders of the movement built around the ex-POTUS.
There are three-days worth of speakers who are set to take part in the annual meeting. This year will see conservative lawmakers, activities and Republican party officials converge in Orlando, Florida. The conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU), will culminate on Sunday, February 28, with Trump’s first public speech since leaving office. Reports suggest he will announce a run for office in 2024.
Some familiar faces are likely to be missing at the event such as former vice president Mike Pence, who reportedly turned down an invitation to speak at CPAC. Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, on the other hand, reportedly didn't receive an invitation. This follows recent criticism of Trump’s role in the January 6 Capitol riots, and a behind-the-scenes power struggle among Republicans in Congress.
Here’s a list of all the speakers at CPAC, and where you can watch it.
Friday, February 26
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Senator Mike Lee
Former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker
Senator James Lankford
Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi
Senator Ted Cruz
Rep. Mo Brooks
Rep. Madison Cawthorn
Senator Tom Cotton
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Senator Rick Scott
Senator Josh Hawley
Donald Trump Jr
Saturday, February 27
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Former acting director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo
Senator Bill Hagerty
Trade representative Robert Lighthizer
Rep. Devin Nunes
Senator Cynthia Lummis
Rep. Burgess Owens
Rep. Darrell Issa
Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Lauren Boebert
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
Sunday, February 28
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee
Former National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow
Former US president Donald Trump
Where to watch CPAC?
CPAC 2021 speeches will be live-streamed on Independent TV and on the official CPAC 2021 website under the 'Watch Live' tab, while certain high-profile speeches are expected to be carried on a number of US networks such as Fox News and CNN, throughout the weekend.
Live streaming is also available in the US as part of a subscription to Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation, which has exclusive access to CPAC 2021.