WASHINGTON, DC — Anti-democratic extremism is alive and well at CPAC. Over the next few days, a cast of election deniers and insurrectionists will take the stage — peddling debunked conspiracies to an audience of extremist conservatives including leaders in the House MAGA majority.

One such election denier set to speak today is Jeffrey Clark of the right-wing Center for Renewing America. The group made waves this week when its new plan revealing its priorities in a second Trump term included “invoking the Insurrection Act on Day One” against protestors, underscoring how the far-right fringe of the GOP is taking extremism to a new level.

Other familiar “Big Lie” peddlers set to speak include:

  • Former president Donald Trump, who has led the election denial movement, relentlessly peddling the “Big Lie.” 
  • Sebastian Gorka, the host of the show “America First,” who was banned from YouTube after he violated the platform’s policies by repeatedly promoting debunked election fraud claims about the 2020 presidential election.
  • Steve Bannon, who as host of the “War Room” podcast has earned a spot as “one of the loudest” election deniers. 
  • And a host of leading Congressional election deniers, including: Elise Stefanik (R-NY), chair of the House Republican Conference, Jim Jordan (R-OH), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Mark Green (R-TN), Scott Perry (R-PA), Russ Fulcher (R-ID), Dan Bishop (R-NC), Cory Mills (R-FL), J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Kat Cammack (R-FL). 

Accountable.US launched its Monitoring Influence project to document the dark influence network, including right-wing organizations like the American Conservative Union, CPAC’s host. 



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