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.
Jeb bush and Chris Christie getting booed is the best thing to happen to this country since I can't remember when
— joe (@Korlack) February 27, 2015
— Lola Orduna (@RN_Lola) February 27, 2015
I definitely think Jeb Bush should run… as Hillary's running mate. They're ideological twins.
— Dr. Gene Lingerfelt (@GeneLingerfelt) February 27, 2015
Huge "boos" at the mention of Jeb Bush, plus a planned walkout during his speech have me very interested in how it's going to go. #CPAC2015
— GabriellaCiuffetelli (@GCiuffetelli) February 27, 2015
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.
Jeb Bush is set to take the CPAC stage at 1:40pm EST.