Jim DeMint Joins CPAC Boycott
Apparently motivated by the boycott led by social conservative groups for the decision to invite a gay conservative group, Senator Jim DeMint will not be attending this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference:
South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint will skip this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, making him the most prominent conservative figure yet to express objections to what critics see as a pro-gay, libertarian tilt to the 38-year old event.
“With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Senator DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year,” DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton said in an email.
Of course, this is the same Jim DeMint who said that one could not be a fiscal conservative without being a social conservative and who once said that gays and single women should not be allowed to teach in public schools.