Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union who organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference, fired back at critics on Saturday who noticed that the stage design at this year’s CPAC looks like an Odal rune, a Nazi symbol.
Schlapp did not apologize, he dug in, claiming that talks about stage designs are “outrageous and slanderous”.
“Stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous,” he said in a statement. “We have a long standing commitment to the Jewish community. Cancel culture extremists must address antisemitism within their own ranks. CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage.”