Philip Bump has a telling look at some of the big-name CPAC speakers from — and what happened to them in the years to come.
“Trump was followed by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and radio host Glenn Beck. Love was seen as a rising star in the GOP, a Black woman elected from Utah. But two years later she would lose her reelection bid — and be mocked by President Trump for not being sufficiently loyal to him. Bolton ran afoul of Trump even more dramatically, writing a tell-all book about his tumultuous tenure in the White House.”
“Beck, though, is probably the most instructive inclusion. Before the 2016 election, when it seemed likely that Trump would lose, Beck excoriated him as ‘an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity’ But, like so much of the conservative right, when Trump took power, Beck slipped back into the flock.”Save to Favorites