On May 4 and 5, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary will be holding another conference. The speakers list is out, and headlining the event is Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán, who with his anti-LGBTQ+ and other bigoted crusades has turned Hungary into an illiberal democracy that has been cut off from European Union funds as a result.
Just before speaking at CPAC Texas last summer, Orbán touted the white supremacist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory, saying that Hungary should not become a “mixed race” country.
Given who is on deck this week, the event seems likely to be filled with bigotry, especially against the LGBTQ+ community. CPAC events are known to be gatherings of far-right and extreme politicians, and the upcoming conference in Hungary is no different.
The online speakers list features quite a few American far-right figures, including failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate and election denier Kari Lake, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Pennsylvania senator and notorious anti-LGBTQ activist Rick Santorum, and a notorious conspiracy theorist with white supremacist ties, Jack Posobiec.