Tea Party Plans Walkout During Jeb Bush CPAC Speech

UPDATE:  Footage of walkout (thank you Caleb Bonham):

This afternoon, Jeb Bush is set to take the CPAC stage to plead his case to conservatives. Rumors have circulated on Twitter and in the media about a potential walk out during Bush’s speech.

William Temple, a member of the Golden Isle Tea Party in Georgia, “told The Washington Times that the party doesn’t need another Bush in office, and said that the party should listen to the grass-roots activities that helped fuel their gains in the 2014 election.”

According to Temple, many people were protesting CPAC because of Bush’s speaking slot.

“‘We are going to get up en masse, and we are going to walk out on him…We are not going to interrupt anyone’s speech, but we are all going to exercise our right to [use] the bathroom at the same time.’”

Conservatives not at CPAC flocked to Twitter to express their distain for Bush.






CPAC attendees in support of the grassroots walk out took to the CPAC 2015 mobile app to encourage other attendees to do the same during Bush’s speech.

Screenshots here.

Jeb Bush is set to take the CPAC stage at 1:40pm EST.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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