When conservatives from around the country meet next week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), they will get to see the man who millions of Americans believe should be sitting in the Oval Office today. Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker, marking his first live public engagement since leaving the White House.
The event normally happens in Washington DC but Covid restrictions in the nation’s capital made that impossible in 2021. Florida, with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis proactively fighting against lockdowns, is the perfect venue for the political event.
BREAKING NEWS: President Trump will speak at @CPAC! 🇺🇸
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 20, 2021
Trump’s speech will focus on “the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement,” a source close to the former president told the NY Post. “Also look for the 45th President to take on President Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies.”
Notably missing from the lineup is Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. The firebrand conservative has made enemies in her first month on Capitol Hill, including many in the Republican Party. But her America First base is made up of the staunchest Trump supporters, fueling frustration with CPAC for not inviting her. According to National File:
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.
Donald Trump keynoting CPAC is a good thing for the conference, but perhaps he should ask them why Marjorie Taylor Greene was conspicuously excluded. Her base is his base and nobody at CPAC has explained why she’s missing.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the resurgence of lockdowns that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $17,300 to stay afloat through March when we hope the economy will be more open, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. In November, 2020, we hit 1.2 million visitors.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.