Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will speak at a national conservative convention later this week.
Capito, who represents West Virginia’s second congressional district, is scheduled to talk Thursday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. She’s a participant in a panel discussion called “Re-energizing the American Dream.”
Shortly after her announcement Capito was attacked for not being conservative enough, according to a CNN article. The article, quoting “a Capito advisor” says Capito believes her message will resonate with CPAC participants.
In its 40th year, CPAC is known as one of the largest yearly conservative gatherings. Featured speakers from the event include Republican politicians like Kentucky senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell as well as Florida Senator Marco Rubio. NRA executive Wayne LaPierre, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Texas Governor Rick Perry and business tycoon Donald Trump are some of the many others also slated to speak.
Locally, Delegate John B. “JB” McCuskey, R-Kanawha, was named a “rising young conservative leader” by the American Conservative Union, the group that organizes CPAC. According to a press release from McCuskey, the freshman delegate will speak at some point during the event.
“To be chosen as one of America’s rising political leaders is an honor and a distinction that I do not receive lightly” McCuskey said in the press release. “Our country is truly at a cross roads, and it is my generation that must usher in a new era of politics…”
The event starts Thursday and ends Saturday.